We asked Chris from The Drop Date to pick out his favourite Air Max silhouette in celebration of Air Max Day 2015. Here is what he had to say;
“When it comes to the ‘best’ Air Max edition, you’re going to be hard-pressed to beat the original Air Max 1 release from 1987. That said, there are many colours and styles of the Air Max that I hold in highest regard, ranging from the first Atmos Safari Air Max 1s, the ‘chlorophyll’ Pattas – or even the Sertig Air Max 90s from 2005.
But when it comes to finding something really special, I often refer to the Nike x DQM Air Max 90 – AKA the Bacons – from 2004. And for this year’s Air Max Day, I’m going to pull out the Hyperstrike editions, which were limited to 24 pairs and intended for friends and family only.
Dave Ortiz remains one of the greatest personalities to ever work with Nike. The playful nature of his meat-themed concepts worked on many levels, but the idea that pushing the two shoes together to mimic a slice of premium bacon was genius, and most importantly, looked amazing on the finished product. The Hyperstrike edition of the shoe featured hand-burnished leather, custom insole graphics and a special tongue label.
The early-mid 2000s era of Hyperstrike releases were a mild obsession for me and these 90s remain one of my favourite shoes of all-time.
All hail the meat!”
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