The original ‘scally’ trainer, the Nike Air Max 95, is back in two new colorways based on it’s classic colour palette, setting us up nicely for the sun ahead.
Sergio Lazano, reponsible for the 95’s original design 17 years ag,o drew his inspiration from the human body, an unfamiliar concept for a runner. Each aspect of the shoe relates to some part of the body – the midsole and air units representing the spine and vertebrae, the graduating panels on the upper representing muscle fibres, lace loops representing ribs, and the mesh overlaying it all, the skin.
In the new Summer drop we see the coveted model return in Black/Volt yellow and Stealth/Neptune Blue. Both incorporate the standard mix of suede and mesh on the upper, and the unique and distinct air units on the midsole. Neither colorway is incredibly exciting or inspiring, but with Summer coming up, and this being a shoe that looks so tasty in the sun, I’m sure many long time fans will be keen to get their hands on a new pair.
The major let down is the price increase – where previously the trainer was known as the ‘110’, a nod to it’s £110 pricetag, we now see it stepped even higher. Alas, if you are willing to pay the price for an adept piece of engineering, these are definitely worth it. Both colours are available now from End Clothing for £119 each.