Since 2017 undoubtedly has been the year of the Air Max 97, it only makes sense that Nike brings back the next addition to the AM line this year. The Air max 98 has always been a bit below the radar and rather one for connaisseurs than the hot commodity everyone’s going after. Apart from 2016’s Supreme collaboration and a couple of colorways here and there, the silhouette hasn’t been around in recent years. But now Nike is gearing up for the return of the OG version which combines White and University Red with hits of Blue – reminiscent of the anime character Gundam which inspired the shoe’s nickname. At a closer look, the Air Max 98 also showcases a performance-oriented design with a full-length Air unit and eyelets that are connected to the mudguard for support and stability. The Swoosh logos on the side and toebox, as well as classic branding on the tongue and heel highlight the AM 98 Gundam’s unique retro aesthetics.
Release Details – Nike Air Max 98 Gundam (640744-100)
The Nike Air Max 98 Gundam releases on January 18, 2018 at select retailers like Rock City Kicks. The retail price is $160 USD / 180 €.
After feasting your eyes on the pics of this retro release below, also check out the new futuristic Air Max 270.
Pics via Rock City Kicks