Nike Air Force
Nike Air Force 1 x Travis Scott
In 2017 Travis Scott kickstarted his relationship with Nike when he was the face of the Nike Vapormax campaign in March. He followed this up with the release of his very own ‘Cactus Jack’ Jordan Trunner, featuring a variety of pastel colours and the Cactus Jack branding on the heel.
Towards the end of the year, Travis once again collaborated with the swoosh, this time on the Air Force 1. His Air Force 1 was part of Nike’s AF100 collection, which also included models from Don C, Acronym, Virgil Abloh and Rocafella Records.
I was lucky enough to add Travis’ collaboration to my collection. The shoe features a white canvas upper, with 3M detailing. It includes velcro swooshes which are interchangeable, as well as a grill inspired lace lock.
This was undoubtedly one of the better collaborations of 2017 and I’m looking forward to seeing what Travis Scott and Nike are cooking up in 2018 (rumour has it an Air Jordan 4)
Nike Air Force 1 mid x Ricardo Tisci
The Tisci’s were a semi-grail of mine a few years back. The materials used on the upper are luxurious, to say the least! The construction of the shoe is incredible my only complaint is I wish I had bought the low pair!
Nike Air Max
Nike Air Max 1 OG (2012)
A staple in any Air Max collection is the Air Max 1 in its original form. I personally own the 2012 retro of the red and white runner however plan on adding the ‘Anniversary’ pair released in 2017 very soon.
Nike Air Max 1 ‘Ben Drury’ (2006)
Inspired by the UK pirate radio scene in the UK, Ben Drury and Nike came together to produce this masterpiece in 2006.
Nike Air Max 1 ‘Gold Trophy Pack’ (2014)
This pair of Air Max 1’s was produced in 2014 just in time for the Brazil FIFA World Cup. The model came in a pack dubbed the ‘Gold Trophy Pack’ which also consisted of a Roshe Run HYP, Air Max 90 Jacquard, Flyknit Chukka and Tiempo. This was the best of the lot in my opinion and certainly an underrated colourway of the 1’s.
Nike Air Max 1 ‘Pompidou by day’ (2018)
I have written about this shoe many many times, as well as putting it on my top 10 sneakers list for 2018, and rightfully so! I love the history of the Air Max 1 stemming from the Pompidou Centre in Paris and this colourway has seen Nike honour the roots of the model in a full circle!
Nike Air Max 90 Infrared OG (2015)
A personal favourite of mine. The Nike Air Max 90 in the OG “infrared” colourway, which made its debut in 1990, originally named the Air Max 2. This is the 2015 retro of the model.
Nike Air Max 90 x Off White (2017)
One of the most coveted collaborations of 2017 was Virgil Abloh’s “The Ten” collection with Nike. The shoes were branded a “Ten Icons Reconstructed”. I managed to secure a pair of the Air Max 90’s, my favourite pair from the pack.
Nike Air Max 90 x Daves Quality Meat ‘Bacon’ (2004)
I still can’t believe I own this pair, my joint number one grail (with the Patta x Air Max 1 ‘Chlorophyll’)! I was lucky enough to find a pair in my size early last year for a great price and couldn’t say no! The materials on the upper of my pair are still in immaculate condition which is a huge bonus but unfortunately, they’re unwearable due to some midsole cracking. I am however planning to get them sole-swapped at some point in the near future.
Nike Air Max BW OG (2015)
The Air Max BW in the OG “ultraviolet” colourway. A very slept-on silhouette. Essential for anyone collecting all the OG Air Max colourways (me).
Nike Air Max 93 ‘Menthol’ OG (2014)
In my opinion, the Air Max 93 is very slept on and deserves more recognition in the sneaker scene. My pair of 93’s is the 2014 retro in the “Menthol” colourway. In 2018 we have seen there-releasee of this model, with updates to the materials and shape of the shoe, making them closer to the OG. Nike named this colourway the “Dusty Cactus” colourway in 2018.
Nike Air Max 95 OG ‘Neon” (2015)
One of my all time favourite Air Max models and colourways. Nothing much more to say about this one, its just a classic! Rumour has it that Nike will be bringing the OG make up of the model back for the 25th Anniversary in 2020.
Nike Air Max 97 OG ‘Silver Bullet’ (2016)
By far my most worn pair of 2017, the 97 Silver Bullet. In my collection this is certainly up there for me, probably number 1! I was born in 1997 just like these beauties… how can I not love them?
Nike Air Max 98 x Supreme ‘Snakeskin’ (2016)
One of the most hyped sneakers to release in 2016, the Supreme Air Max 98’s. Supreme has done numerous collaborations with the Swoosh and this one is up there. The brand dropped the Air Max 98 in four colourways; black, red, navy and snakeskin.
Nike Air Max Plus (TN) ‘Tiger’ (2018)
Nike hit this release out of the park! Towards the end of 2018, we were treated to a retro of all three OG Air Max Plus colourways. My personal favourite is the orange ‘tiger’ colourway of the TN, although I wouldn’t mind the Hyper-Blue pair as well!
Nike Air Max Plus (TN) ‘Grid Yellow’ (2019)
Originally dubbed the ‘Grid Orange’ in 2001, Nike gave us a retro of the colourway at the start of 2019, keeping hold of the main aspects that TN fans love about this model. This retro didn’t get as much love as it should have, and I managed to pick these up on sale at Footlocker!
Diadora N9000 x Concepts ‘Lira’
One of the only non-Nike creps in my collection, the Concepts x Diadora N9000. Materials on this shoe are crazy! I was lucky enough to pick these up from the Concepts store in Dubai.