You might roll your eyes at the thought of yet another Nike collab - (Nike, you got any more fresh originals or is this the new direction?) - but UNDEFEATED really did this Air Max 97 remix justice. These sneaks are a classic reinvention, but they’re an all-over hit. And we have to admit that we’re obsessed too. The clean, sleek lines and color story are both minimal and stylish, with the red and forest green panels, and “UNDEFEATED” dotted in small, white font. The transition shoe for the upcoming month, we have a feeling guys and gals will be yearning to get their hands on these. Even all-black aficionados will have a hard time finding an issue with this refreshingly simple collaboration. It’s hard to make patent leather not look terrible, but somehow, it just makes this model look sleeker, and combined with a more traditional running silhouette, we give this a 10/10 on the originality scale. Some might say it’s a little too Christmas theme (let’s hope they don’t release in winter with some corny holiday spirit tag-lines), but others would argue that the color scheme is more reminiscent of Gucci, with a hint of Prada stripe, and we’d have to agree with that sentiment.
We always love it when the iconic streetwear brands mix in a little designer influence with their looks, adding more dimension to them. The sneakerheads and trend-setters will be all over this look once its TBA release date is finally announced. We’ll keep you guys posted!