We've been waiting a while for this. We called out the Air Max 93 as our number 1 AM release of all time, and although we came under a little fire for it, we're smitten with our decision and we're not taking it back. Not that it swayed our decision making, but it also happens to be designer Tinker Hatfield's favourite too. It's easy to understand why, the Air Max series was an adventure into a completely new playground for Nike, Tinker worked on the releases up until and including the 93, which qualifies it for being the most developed of them all under the Tinker banner.
After size? in the UK wrenched the model back to life last year, they've been coming strong with new interpretations of the 93, but now Nike snatch it back in-house for a throwback colourway retro. Originally releasing in '93 with the cirtus/ultramarine colour names, the orange and blue accented beauty is back in a bright citrus/hyper blue makeup, whist the black/menthol edition is rebirthed under a black/dusty cactus banner. The size? releases have all featured a second stretch neoprene layer flanking the sides, this time Nike take it back to the original specs with the clear plastic mesh cage subbing back in. We've peeped both shoes in the mesh, and although the samples we saw fell short of the quality of the early-2000s retros, these AMs are still gonna be copped for the SF archive. Pre-order yours now from Tokyo's atmos ahead of an expected drop this month and stay tuned for wider release details. Additional images via Crooked Tongues.