The Nike Air Plus Emerges with Orange Accents
A new colourway of the Nike Air Max Plus has emerged, which, while still understated compared to the gradient OGs, packs a bright punch. Built on a sturdy grey mesh base, the model’s signature ribbing displays a strong orange to black fade, complementing the rest of the black accents on the upper. This fade is also replicated in the external arch shank that’s become a signature element of the model’s distinct midsole. Furthermore, the midsole heel and toe also display the third orange accent.
The Nike Air Max Plus was introduced in 1998 thanks to the running-focused mind of Swoosh designer Sean McDowell. While supposedly inspired by Florida’s seascapes and an exploration of the technical capabilities of new technology, the model quickly found an unlikely consumer.
Adopted in relatively foreign (at least to America) locales like Paris and Sydney by more roughly strewn subcultures, a collector mentality gripped the Air Max Plus and it soon earned nicknames like ‘La Requin’ and ‘TN’. The shoe was (and still is) used for a different type of running, but there are no prerequisites nor geographic restrictions to wearing this shoe these days.
Keep an eye out for this Air Max Plus to hit Nike retailers in coming months.