The Nike x Atmos Air Max is ready to drop and here’s why you’ll want a pair

Posted: 3 April 2019 10:43 am
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Get ready for those all-retro-everything vibes.

The Nike Air Max has to be one of the most recognisable silhouettes around when it comes to sport shoes. And now, it's about to get a whole lot more attention thanks to the brand's team up with Tokyo-based label Atmos.

The collaboration sees the Nike Air Max 2 Light reimagined in a totally funky, bright neon colour palette that has Harajuku written all over it. Featuring bold colours and prints reminiscent of Nike products and advertisements from the 90s, the new kicks will be available in both mens and womens sizing. They also come with orange, yellow and purple laces, allowing you to switch up your look.

The new Air Max's have a cut-and-paste aesthetic that serves as a homage to Atmos director Hirofumi Kojima. Kojima had something of a penchant for collage-making and his scrapbook designs ultimately served as inspiration for the new collection.

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Two tracksuit designs and a range of retro-inspired tees will also be up for grabs. The standout, though, has to be the Patchwork Track Jacket.

Once again channelling Atmos' quirky, loud nature, the jacket will be available in either a black or hot pink base. It also comes with colour-blocking and exaggerated branding on the sleeve for a true 90s feel.

When and where can you shop the collection?

The Nike x Atmos collection is set to drop on 5 April in the US, so we should hopefully see them pop up on the Australian Nike site around then too. We're also likely to see them become available in usual Nike stockists THE ICONIC and Platypus Shoes, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Bold colour schemes seem to be right on-trend at present. Only last month, Nike announced an Air Max Throwback Future collection which saw several Air Max iterations given iridescent makeovers. Popular streetwear brand Vans also recently dropped a Patchwork collection full of retro designs in a kaleidoscope of colours.

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