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.
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 Manchester-inspired colourway of the Air Max 90.
Part of the “City Pack”, this second release (BSMNT Air Max 90) captures Manchester’s fearlessness. The shoe is wrapped in two densities of hard-wearing and water-resistant Cordura. The jewel Swoosh is the first of its kind on an Air Max 90. The webbing and pull-tab system adds a level of technical functionality. The quarter panel running around the shoe is made up of black 3M, which increases visibility while maintaining the shoe’s stealthy aesthetic.
Look out for the Basement x Nike Air Max 90 “Manchester” to release Saturday, 12 October 2019 online via SNKRS (link), for the retail price of R 2,599.95.
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