The Nike Air Max Plus, the brainchild of sneaker design guru Sean McDowell, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in true style. McDowell’s creation has not only blessed us with collaborations with Patta and F.C. Barcelona, but also a range of general editions. The latest iteration of this once-exclusive Foot Locker gem comes in a mesmerizing “Summit White” and “Ashen Slate” colorway that wraps around every inch of the sneaker, from the mesh base to the TPU overlays on the sides. It’s worth noting that the Air Max Plus has always had a knack for vibrant blue gradients since its debut, introducing the world to the groundbreaking Tuned Air technology.
Over the years, McDowell’s performance-turned-street silhouette has seen numerous finishes, but none seem to capture the attention of sneakerheads, young and old, quite like the mind-boggling color-changing aesthetics. While the all-black version has developed a notorious cult following, particularly in the U.K. and Australia, this “Ashen Slate” edition takes a more subtle approach. However, fear not, as palm tree-inspired waves along the sidewalls and distinct whale tail-shaped shanks underfoot still pay homage to the sneaker’s vibrant color history. Adding a touch of flair, the Air Max units underfoot and the Tuned Air bubbles at the rear also receive the blue makeover treatment, providing a hint of simplicity against the pristine “Summit White” backdrop.
Although Nike has yet to drop the official launch date bomb on their website, rest assured that this valuable information will be revealed soon. In the meantime, let’s feast our eyes on the official photos of the women’s Air Max Plus, priced at a reasonable $175 USD.
In other thrilling sneaker news, make sure to mark your calendars for the release of the Air Jordan 11 “Gratitude” in early December, catering to sneakerheads of all ages. Prepare yourselves for a treat and stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated drop!