Nike throws us back to the '90's for AIR MAX 95's 20th birthday

KS NIKE FINAL Words by Sophie Chung Nike has released two updated models of the Air Max 95 in celebration of its 20th birthday since its creation by Sergio Lozano. Inspired by the human anatomy, the structure of the original Nike Air max 95 resembles the mechanism of our muscles, bones, spine, ribs and skin to inform the structure and appearance of the shoe, with this new technique, Lozano changed the fundamental idea behind what made a sneaker, and has been distinguished since as an artist model for new designers to be inspired by. Current Nike designer, Dylan Raash has created the sleeker and lighter Air Max 95 Ultra for Women and Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard for men. Although the forefoot Air-Sole unit has been removed in the new 95 Ultra, the rest of the structure bears semblance to the original. The white outsole and inversed gradation of the colour scheme is the main aesthetic difference. On the other hand, the Nike Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard has transformed the original into a highly technologically updated shoe. By utilizing the Jacquard weaving process and the second generation Nike Flywire’s nylon webbing eye stays, the new shoe is more resembling of the human fascia; a a thin sheath of fibrous tissue that encloses the muscle. The most noticeable difference in the new 95s’ is the weight and slimmer fit of the shoes – a trend that every futuristic product adheres to. Click here to learn more