Celebrating five of the world’s most influential sneaker epicenters, the women’s Spring 2016 Look of the City collection takes a look at the architecture and design history of New York, Paris, Shanghai, London and Tokyo. Each design reimagines an iconic Air Max silhouette in a mix of patterns and colors with a unique dubre to represent an essential artistic period of each destination.
Calling to mind Paris’ Art Nouveau movement—a decadent time and place for design—the Air Max 1 Ultra represents a moment when lush fabrics, flowing curves and intricate details ruled. Gold embroidered details set against a premium suede upper provide a rich update for a look inspired by the intricate architecture found within the city.
For New York, the Air Max Thea delivers an Art Deco-inspired design with a contrasting sunburst pattern replicating the triangular vaulted windows of the iconic Chrysler building. Rich suede pairs with a leather Swoosh in black tones synonyms to NYC.
Shanghai, a city that honors its traditional Chinese heritage while celebrating a modern aesthetic, is represented with this Air Max 90 Ultra. The silhouette features embroidered patterns on a suede upper, premium laces and an accented Air-Sole unit encased by a modern, cored-out outsole.
Women’s Nike Air Max BW Ultra LOTC QS “London”
The Air Max BW Ultra is reimagined with a traditional tile pattern popular in Victorian-era London. Black embroidery boarding the silhouette marries a breathable Hyperfuse upper with a lightweight Ultra outsole.