Nike Air Max Zero – White/White & Black/Grey

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Returning after it’s initial release on Nike‘s second Air Max Day celebrations in 2015, the Air Max Zero is back in two toned down, desaturated versions. The idea behind the original Zero release is based on a concept sketch Tinker Hatfield presented as one of the first options when developing the Air Max 1. The silhouette was a bit more radical in design with it’s one piece wraparound upper which may well have been too advanced to produce easily at the time. The sketch then sat unseen for almost 30 years, until it was decided to create the potential precursor to the original icon of visible air, in celebration of the running breakthrough.


The Air Max Zero takes the midsole tooling from the Air Max 1 Ultra, lightweight and free of extra baggage, with the visible air window present on each side. The upper is constructed out of a combination of mesh and hyperfuse overlays, a set of materials unheard of during the development period, but brought to life in the present day. With the aforementioned materials combined with the original design thought process from the mid 80’s, the overall finish is a marriage of the two factors which results in something brand new. Reflective hits have also been applied to the swoosh, rear heel branding, and even on the lace aglet’s to complete the presentation.

Both colourways of the Nike Air Max Zero are now available online and in selected size? stores.



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