Military Air Max
The Nike Air Max 95 “Surplus Supply”.
Pockets, textures, and flight-ready-fitspo—the Nike Air Max 95 is military-motivated and created for combat. Accompanying the “Supply Store” Nike Air Max 90, these new 95s act as the fatigues of the feet. Olive-green, black and gray colorways, mudguard suede overlays, and guy-rope-looking laces match this sneaker with military-specifications.
A complex collection of textures, colors, and the cadet-style font “AM95-EXP#104050” which is printed on the Air unit creates this utilitarian Air Max. Orange accents, the black heel Swoosh, standout white bubble base and black speckled sole adds to the sneaker’s military-esq appeal.
In what can only be described as the medium between Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 6s and Paris Fashion Week’s Prada combat boots, the “Surplus Supply” 95 includes a miniature, usable, pocket. What to use that pocket for is, of course, personal—though Sneaker Freaker purposes Scott’s Jordans as a “way to cart around your cannabis…” so I guess that’s an option.
Legend has it that the story behind the inspiration for the classic Nike 95 was down to some daydreaming by designer, Sergio Lozano. “A History of Inspiration: Air Max” says that “He imagined the water eroding the landscape and unearthing the strata below. The image of the layers resonated once more when he considered the anatomy of a foot, layered with muscle fibers and flesh. The gradient of panels on the upper of the Air Max 95 is the manifestation of that very thought progression.”
If inspiration for the original sneaker was sourced in the natural landscape, it is not hard to see why this new colorway tasks itself with creating camouflage.
The “Surplus Supply” collection has not yet had its wide release date. However, it will be available for retailers in Asia, from March 19th.