In a recent tribute to the Urawa Dragons of the J League Football Club, Nike has breathed new life into the iconic Air Max 1. Paying homage to this legendary team, the latest design from the brilliant mind of Tinker Hatfield is set to hit store shelves tomorrow.
Originally released in 2004, this updated sequel takes a bold departure from the original color scheme. The vibrant “University Red” that defined the OG ensemble takes a back seat in this reimagined version, making appearances only on the uppermost eyelets and the Air Max cushioning system. The rest of the sneaker is drenched in monochrome hues, with golden metallic tongue tabs adding a touch of opulence. The juxtaposition of jet-black mesh against crisp white laces and profile swooshes creates a striking contrast, while the midsole and quarter overlay continue the colorless theme. The mudguard, mid-foot panel, tongue construction, and inner lining all boast a sleek “Pure Platinum” finish, emphasizing the embroidered Urawa Dragon insignia on the heel counter.
Sneakerheads and football fanatics alike can get their hands on the Nike Air Max 1 “Urawa” tomorrow, October 2nd, for a retail price of $160. But before the release, take a moment to soak in the detailed imagery of this stunning design below.
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