Back in March, Nike launched a competition with designers from around the world to create their ideal Air Max silhouette, with a public vote deciding which model would actually be made into production. The ‘Vote Forward’ competition was won by the ever-popular Sean Wotherspoon, also the brains behind cult Los Angeles re-selling store, Round Two.
Wotherspoon’s design blends an Air Max 97 upper with an Air Max 1 sole, with a retro hypercolour palette constructed from corduroy and a miniature swoosh sitting on the toe. Now, Wotherspoon has provided a more revealing look at the shoe and all of its detailing on his Instagram account, including a velour insole, smiley face graphics, metal lace tips, stitched heel details and wavey graphics on the tongue.
Wotherspoon also says that the shoe will have a limited release in Virginia and Los Angeles next month, before a wider global release on Air Max Day, 2018. While we don’t have specifics as to where these will release, Wotherspoon also emphasised that he “did everything I could to make Nike produce as many as possible and make them available to every part of the world. Just know, I did my best.”
While the wider release will take place early next year, we’re guessing that some won’t want to wait – and prepare for plenty of chaos when these drop in limited numbers in November:
@oglukemook took this picture months ago. If it was up to me, I would have posted it that day. This was the first complete sample Nike sent to me of my Air Max 97/1’s. ✌🏼Limited releases in VA and LA next month! Air Max Day in March will be the global release. I did everything I could to make Nike produce as many as possible and make them available to every part of the world. Just know, I did my best! MORE AIR