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Nike Air Max 180 “Laser Pink”

The Nike Air 180 is poised to make a boisterous return thanks to Japanese fashion house COMME des Garcons. Three colorways of the original running shoe born in 1991 will hit select retailers beginning on February 1st, with each of the three options containing Laser Pink nylon uppers and Solar Red logos, external heel counters, and Air Bag housings. The only feature differentiating the three is the overlay tones, which appear in white, black, or pink. The Air 180 isn’t one to receive many collaborations, as the only ones that may immediately come to mind are creations by French sneaker boutique Oqium, the now-defunct Nom de Guerre, and of course Kanye West.

Japanese fashion house COMME des Garcons is set to releasing their next Nike collaboration on February 1st in three pink-toned colorways. Originally debuting last June during the label’s Homme Plus SS18 fashion show, the Air Max 180 CDG keeps Tinker Hatfield’s original design and applies the vibrant Laser Pink in three options. COMME des Garcons typically reworks the model and adds aesthetic modifications (their Vapormax and Dunk collaborations from this year alone are telling), so consider these rather out of the ordinary for the forward-thinking designer.

While some early pairs of the COMME des Garcons x Nike Air 180 leaked in early January, the vibrant collection’s official release is fast approaching. Primarily adorned in Laser Pink with Solar Red logos, heel counters, and Air Bag units, each selection boasts a different colored overlay that dramatically alters the aesthetic make-up of each offering. While seldom-used in the past, it appears that the 180 will be enjoying a bit of a resurgent 2018 campaign that is highlighted by this pairing, but also will be featured in an Ultramarine colorway tomorrow. Big name collaborations the likes of one with this illustrious Japanese fashion house are a surefire way to send a jolt of attention onto a sneaker.

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Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit “Olive Flak”

It’s still summer but the Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit is already releasing in fall-like colorways in this Olive Flak/Total Orange theme. The shoe is getting an Undefeated nickname due to the colors used, as it features a mixture of Olive Green throughout the Flyknit upper and contrasting black applied on the Swooshes and outsole. Finally, the striking orange hits are seen on the “AIR” text across its lateral sides, insoles and larger Air Max heel unit.

The Nike Air Max 270 is inspired by two models, the Air Max 180 and the Air Max 93. A naturally born hybrid, the new Air Max 270 is currently one of the most sought-after Nike models.Feel the Air, both above and below, with the Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit. It features Nike’s biggest heel Air unit yet, plus an ultra-breathable Flyknit upper that helps keep you cool when the temperatures rise. Classic color combinations nod to iconic Air Max models of the past, delivering a modern, streamlined look that’s rooted in Nike sneaker heritage.

The high profile Air Unit is one of its major features, making it a lightweight and totally comfortable shoe. The Knit upper with no-sew overlays, asymmetrical lacing, and the rubber outsole are among the additional details.

This one goes out to all the #OliveBoyz reading this. Already arriving at select international retailers, here’s a good look at the Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Olive Flak. This new colorway of the model opts for a tonal finish on the Flyknit upper done in a Olive hue. The Olive is then contrasted by the Black on the branding and the White on the sole. The larger than life Air bubble come in translucent fashion, while the Olive leather on the heel and tongue complete the monochrome finish of the upper.