In the sneaker world there are very few things better than a re work of a classic colourway. When I walked into my local Nike Lab recently and saw the latest Air Max 90 Infrared and Air Max 1 Paris from the Patch pack I truly believed all my birthdays and Christmases had come at once!
For many of us, it came as no surprise that in order to celebrate Nike Air Max day on the 26th March, Nike released a 2015 rework of the classic Infrared. What did surprise me however (in the best, jaw to the floor, kid in a sweetshop kind of way), was their decision to release a rework of the classic Nike Air Max 1 ‘Obsidian’, undoubtedly one of the slickest, most stylish and understated colourways in history.
So what’s different about this release? Well, the main feature would be the quirky little Velcro patches you can chop and change to customise your crepe! Depending on the model, Nike have supplied a wide variety of different patches to be added to the tongue, heel box and mudguard, ranging from the classic Air Max logo to one paying homage to the creator of the Air Max himself, the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Aside from the patches, I’d have to say my favourite element has to be that the team at Nike have gone back to basics and instead of creating a gaudy, gimmicky colourway they’ve stayed true to the original designs we all know and love with only a few minor, updated tweaks here and there.
All in all I’d say this pack is an absolute must have for any enthusiast, the patch phenomenon has been a sell out in every model and colourway so far so if you’re lucky enough to find your size, DON’T SLEEP ON IT! And always, if you were lucky enough to cop a pair, hash tag #inreachmag on Instagram and show us your best flicks!