Last week, Nike designer Sean McDowell revealed that the inspiration behind the design of the Nike Air Max Plus comes from watching palm trees blow in the breeze during sunset on a beach in Florida. Now, the Swoosh is adding the fan-favorite “Cargo Khaki” – better known as olive – color scheme to the popular running retro. The mesh aspects of the sneaker’s upper are adorned in a dark stucco hue that is held together by both leather and rubber olive elements atop touches of grey and white on the sole unit. Traditional themes come into play with the customary yellow and red color blocking on the “Tn AIR” branding emblazoned on the heel of this model. Head over to your local Nike Sportswear retailer or log on to Nike accounts like Footshop today as this model is currently available.
RICHMOND, Va., — A majority of the hundreds of sneakerheads waiting in line for the sale of a Nike shoe left Carytown empty-handed. Only a few dozen who were given wristbands outside the Need Supply Co. left happy.
Rich Love, a New York City native, drove from Chicago to Richmond to stand in line for the Nike Air Max 97/1 beginning Saturday. The self-professed Sneakerhead was giddy as he opened his pair of $160 sneakers designed by a local artist.
“I’m getting a nice little outift and I’m going to wear them,” Love said. “Half of these guys will probably sell them. A true sneakerhead wears his items.”
Roberto Graham drove from New York City and waited 72 hours to stand fifth in line for the sneakers.
“I’ve been waiting for this shoe since last year. People will never touch this shoe,” Graham yelled. “This is a perfect, perfect shoe.”
Collectors from as far away as Ohio, New York and Florida drove in for the release.
The shoes are designed by Sean Wotherspoon, who won a Nike contest “RevolutionAir” that brought together 12 of the influential creatives to reimagine the Air Max. Wotherspoon’s 90s-inspired corduroy design was a hit with voters.
Wotherspoon is a Virginia native who now lives in Los Angeles.
A sample pair of the shoes sold on eBay recently for $96,000. Others were on sale for as much as $2,500 plus shipping.
Richmond was the first city in the world to publicly release the Air Max 97/1s.