ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Nike Air Max 95
Nike Air Max 95
Nike Air Max 95
Nike Air Max 95
Nike Air Max 95
Nike Air Max 95

The Nike Air Max 95 Leverages Its Legendary Layers
Release: TBC

The Air Max 95’s layered upper is well known within the sneaker community, and quite often Nike make full use of this template’s propensity for a colourful fade. While this rendition takes a slightly muted tonal approach, it’s no less desirable, and also mixes up the materials for some textural contrast. But that’s not the only talking point, you’ll also spot bright orange hits on the lacing system, and the tongue, while teal takes care of the heel Swoosh and insole. Down below, there’s a smartly speckled midsole to add further depth to the design language. 

Back to that legendary layered upper, the story goes that Nike’s Sergio Lozano got the idea while staring out of his office window on a rainy day in Beaverton during the early 1990s. Searching for design inspiration, Lozano started to imagine the falling rain eroding the landscape to unearth the strata below. That concept of previously hidden layers resonated once more when he later considered the anatomy of a foot – which features similarly layered muscle fibres and flesh under the skin. The combination of those two design cues helps to explain the famous gradient panels that dominate the AM95’s signature upper. 

Pairs of this Air Max 95 are expected to land soon, which means you’ll want to keep a close eye on Nike and selected Swoosh stockists.

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