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What Sneakerheads Want from the Nike Air Max BW 2021 Retro

Nike Air Max BW Ad

Hot on the heels of last year’s very well received Nike Air Max 90 OG retros is the supposed return of the Air Max BW in 2021 – just in time for its 30th anniversary. The BW has featured prominently in the Nike Air Max lineage over the years, actually staying in heavy circulation for the first 20ish years since its debut. After taking a bit of a breather following the 2015 retro, the rumour mill is ablaze again with word of another reissue cycle. Here’s what to expect (or perhaps what the fans really want) from the respected model.

Gabber Time

Nike have put out various music-themed sneakers in recent years, evidenced by examples like the Air Max 90 ‘Side A’ and the upcoming ‘Pirate Radio’ release. With healthy reference for the musical subcultures that embraced their iconic designs, when will the Swoosh officially acknowledge the role Gabber has played in making the BW the shoe of choice in the Netherlands (and abroad) hardcore techno scene? The Air Classic BW ‘Gabber’ would be pretty hectic for the crowd of that particular inclination, and would sell like hotcakes on the shelves of high street sportswear stores like Foot Locker, JD Sports, and Courir. C’mon Nike – Just Do It!

Well, this is all speculation until Nike confirm the official return of the BW. But it does give them more time to get this retro right!

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