Debuting in 1990 and originally known as the Air Max 3, the Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Max 90 eventually was named after the decade ahead. At first celebrated by runners for its larger, faster-looking visible airbag, the sneaker later became a cross-cultural icon in the early ’00s.
Now, nearly three decades after its initial release, the Air Max 90 is receiving special design treatment from London collective The Basement / BSMNT.
A group of young UK creatives, The Basement, formed a vibrant community by connecting through the Internet and the streets to ignite their passion for sneaker culture. After initially collaborating on a Nike SB Dunk Low in 2017, The Basement returns by expanding and deepening its communal ties through a special Glasgow-inspired colourway of the Air Max 90.
Part of the “City Pack” the Glasgow pays tribute to this rebellious, joyous, forward-thinking community, continuously evolving and defying expectations, this Air Max 90 has a base of water-resistant, deep gray materials and heavyweight ripstop. The plush leather safety orange tongue and retro-reflective Swoosh and heel tab are inspired by the iconic traffic cone placed upon the head of the Duke Of Wellington statue in Glasgow’s city center.
Look out for the Basement x Nike Air Max 90 “Glasgow” to release Saturday, 05 October 2019 online via SNKRS (buy link), for the retail price of R 2,599.95.
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