Friday, August 24, 2018

Nike Air Max 95 "LA vs. NYC"

As the two biggest metropolises in the United States, New York and Los Angeles have long enjoyed a friendly rivalries. NY is known for its grit and tireless hustle. LA is more known for its palm trees, sandy beaches, and endless sunshine. Nike is nodding to the collective impact the two cities have had on the world of sneakers with a new Air Max 95 that offers a combination of instantly recognizable sports themed colorways from both cities. The left shoe offers a Lakers-esque combination of purple and gold on the lacing system, while the right opts for a Knicks-style orange and blue. Small colorful swooshes arrive on each shoe’s toe as well: yellow on the left, orange on the right. For an interesting detail flip-flop, each shoe utilizes the opposite city’s colorway on the tongue badge and Air Max bubble: orange and blue on the left, gold and purple on the right. A combination of black leather, mesh, and nubuck is called upon to serve as a base, while the midsole is dressed in a simple black as well to ensure that all attention is focused on the city-specific accents.

Squashing any remaining doubt about the inspiration, “Los Angeles” is emblazoned on the left shoe’s insole and “New York City” on the right. The special kicks also arrive with a five-pack of colored laces so the wearer can mix and match to their heart’s content. An official release date for these commemorative 95s hasn’t been announced yet, but enjoy a first look below.
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