Nike‘s Air Max 90 has long mastered Nike Sportswear style, but it can seamlessly shift to a more luxe look as well — as indicated by its new premium “Light Smoke Grey” and “Obsidian” makeups. Boasting a rich blend of materials and elegant two-tone colorways, each elevates the seminal Tinker Hatfield-designed model to provide stately summertime style.
“Light Smoke Gray” mixes gray and white shades for a palette that’s seemingly just as much New Balance as it is Nike. On the other hand, “Obsidian” keeps things cool by combining a duo of dark blue hues with gray and white embellishments. Both pairs offer textile throats, toeboxes and collar detailing that work with rich suedes on the mudguards and quarters for a material contrast. TPU is used on eyestays and midfoot “windows,” and familiar rubberized material graces the heel badge.
Swooshes are done up in leather and the shoe’s main branding difference arrives on the tongue, which swaps out its normal fabric NSW tag for an embroidered Air Max graphic. Both looks are completed by two tone-midsoles with an uncolored Air Max unit and standard black outsoles.
The Nike Air Max 90 “Light Smoke Grey” and “Obsidian” are both available now via retailers like Asphalt Gold, priced at $150 USD.
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