words // Nick Engvall
images // Nick DePaula
Creating new styles based on retro models always seems to be hit or miss. There are the people that want to see all new designs and technologies, and then there are the people that feel like retro models should remain true to the original designs. This is the case especially with Nike shoes.
With the Nike Air Max Alpha 2011, the history of Nike can be seen ever-so-slightly in the silhouette, but the technologies and performance aspects are up to par with current standards. Combining the popular Hyperfuse technology, which keeps things lightweight and breathable, with a new 180 degree Air Max cushioning unit in the heel, the Air Max Alpha 2011 is ready to perform. As an ode to Nike’s Air Max shoes of the past, on the tongue resides the familiar logo which originated on the Nike Air Max 95. One of the first colorways of the Air Max Alpha to become available is this Blue Glow version that is sure to turn heads.
Available now: Nike Air Max Alpha