With the recent re-launch of the original colorway for the Nike Air Max 95, it has us all reminiscing about old classics that we loved. The original Air Max 1 was a trendsetter, a shoe that made it big because of its groundbreaking sneaker tech but also because it just looked dope with anything you wore. The Nike Air Max Plus was radical and different and unique, and when it returned in classic colors earlier this year, we went crazy. And from my own personal collection, there are so many basketball sneakers from the 1990s that not only do I still wear today but that still get compliments. It’s amazing how prosperous the Air Max family has been, so I always find it interesting when we get a new addition to the family. This time, it’s the Nike Air Max Tavas.
This shoe takes much of its look not only from past silhouettes but also from the women’s Air Max Thea. It features no-sew overlays along a mesh and suede upper, as well as a midsole that works additionally as an outsole to reduce the weight and a forefoot flex groove for a smoother ride. Add in the “Geometric Print” on this new release and we’re getting a completely different look for a shoe that seems like it’s going to be around for a long time. A couple of shoes that already have strong followings are the iconic Air Max 90 and the new-school MVP, the Roshe Run. Both are also getting the “Geometric Print” treatment and by using differing grey tones, all of them look phenomenal.
The Nike Air Max Tavas has crafted a big following in a short period. It’s a shoe that looks both retro and modern, much like it’s older, more established brothers in the Air Max 90 and Roshe Run. These new editions will once again have the fiends going crazy.
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