Another skull-sporting Air Max has surfaced, and the mystery around its meaning deepens. When the Air Max 1 appeared, we thought it was maybe a fresh take on the ‘Skulls’ release from 2007 that paid tribute to Steve Prefontaine’s alma mater. Though now that a fraternal Air Max 95 has shown up, things aren’t so clear.
Twitter chatter has offered one particularly strong theory: these could be a Mastermind Japan colab. A sneaker cloaked in black with ominous branding does slot into their repertoire nicely, and the premium materials do hint at a colab release. While the link is strong, many others are reporting this as a ‘Rebel Skulls’ release. But given Nike haven’t yet weighed in, the plot only thickens.
Whatever the case, this mysterious Nike Air Max 95 is slated for a September release. Stay tuned for more details.