Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nike Air Max 1 "Independence Day"

With the annual July 4th celebration of America securing its independence from Great Britain right around the corner, several patriotic-colored takes on popular Nike shoes have surfaced, and the latest pair to appear is this Air Max 1 equipped with Betsy Ross’s original American flag design. The basis for today’s 50-star equipped flag, Ross’s design had 13 stars in a circle for the original 13 states, and that detail from the 1700s is present on these Maxes as it’s embroidered directly on the heel. However, it’s not just the special flag that’s noteworthy here. The rest of the shoe flaunts a patriotic color scheme as well with its white mesh base, red mudguard, blue Swoosh, and red trim. Soft grey overlays serve as a buffer between all the color tones, and a circular tongue patch with another 13-star graphic provides alternate branding. Down below, a white midsole, gold Air Max unit, and navy blue outsole complete the look. This pair is set to release on July 1st for $140 USD.