Nike will once again outdoor label Pendleton for collaboration this spring. Rather than the usual NIKEiD team-ups however, the iconic Oregon brands will partner on a one-off colorway of the classic Air Max 90.
The Nike Air Max 90 Pendleton sports a sleek black leather upper, made all the more premium thanks to a brown leather sockliner. The star of this show is the mudguard though, comprised of one of Pendleton’s acclaimed pieces of patterned wool for a rugged, outdoorsy feel. Punctuating the partnership, a blue Pendleton tag adorns the heel of that mudguard.
No word yet on a release date, but the Nike Air Max 90 Pendleton is expected to see a quickstrike launch very soon. Stay tuned.
Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker will once again make like a sneaker Voltron, combining their design powers to create new shoes that are greater than the sum of their parts. This time, however, the trio is working individually, each creating their very own shoe to contribute to a cohesive group. Hiroshi Fujiwara built the Air Max LD-Zero, Mark Parker the Air Max Ultra, and Tinker Hatfield?
Tinker created the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Superfly that launches Air Max Day — that’s March 26, for the uninitiated — marrying together cutting edge technology with one of the Swoosh’s most iconic models.
The Air Max 90 provides the upper, updated with a sleek, seamless Hyperfuse construction that bears out the “Ultra” title — as does the cored-out foam sole. The real distinguishing feature is the collar though, a hightop Flyknit cuff that extends several inches up the ankle, calling to mind the unique bootie of the Mercurial Superfly soccer boot.
The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Superfly release date isn’t technically official, but the prevailing rumor is indeed Air Max Day. Stay tuned for confirmation, and take a closer look below.
The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Heritage Cyan is set to arrive on shelves in the coming days, the perfect combination of iconic aesthetics, vibrant colors and easy comfort for the warm weather ahead.
Retooled for light, breathable comfort, the mesh-and-Hyperfuse upper of the AM90 Ultra is cloaked in bright blue, with black and white accents offering contrast that’s stark, striking, yet still clearly consigned to a co-star role. This one’s all about the vibrant blue that’s perfect for spring and summer style.
The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Heritage Cyan is now available at select retailers worldwide.