Considering the Nike Air Max 90 is now 32 years old, it’s about time it started dressing its age. It’s doing this by ditching its usual materials for some more grown-up corduroy, which trims the mudguard in place of its usual leather.
At a glance, this looks like just another pair of regular AM90s. However, a closer look reveals the textural deviation on the upper’s main panel. The horizontal wale of the brown corduroy actually complements the upper eyelet accent, which is rendered similarly in striped plastic. This finish is also found throughout other distinct branding elements of this model, namely the forefoot eyelets, heel tab and Air unit highlight. These components are shaded orange, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the model’s original ‘Infrared’ colourway. The remainder of the upper is finished in white leather and mesh, and the outsole receives a neat gum rubber hit.
Expect to see this Nike Air Max 90 edition reach retailers in coming months.