Size and fit

Technically, this artsy sky-themed sneaker stays true to the construction of the original Nike Air Max 1 franchise with a little bit more experimental flair in terms of design. Its exclusivity bore an extensive size range to cater to most of its audience who would like to have a piece of the Parra-bound commotion.

The Parra x Nike Air Max 1 can be copped by men and women duly noting that the ladies should root for one and a half sizes down from the gents to obtain a right to size fit.

Nike Air Max 1 Parra Style

Like that of the AM 1/97 Sean Wotherspoon's, the Nike Air Max 1 x Parra model resembles almost the same hype and creativity with the corduroy iteration. Aesthetically pleasing lines contrast each other while the perfect color combination makes the sneaker stand out among Air Max 1 versions.

Most users resort to a casual outfit with these kicks like joggers or shorts with high socks, but one can opt for a more street-smart image by pairing them with skinny jeans. Women, on the other hand, can wear anything they want with these bad boys starting from the more preserved Capri pants to the outgoing kind of apparel like leggings.

Notable Features

Taking inspiration from clouds and bold lines or dots are the quintessential takeaways of the Nike Air Max 1 Parra. With a hint of everything dainty in the color spectrum, the sneaker can be spotted from a distance.

Nike Air Max 1 Parra History

For the record, the Nike Air Max 1 Parra 2018 sneaker was not the first time the said artist collaborated with the Beaverton-born brand. Partnership between the two parties started way back in 2005 when Piet Parra, a Dutch street artist, unveiled the Nike Air Max 1 x Parra "Amsterdam." A quick strike version coming in orange tones was subsequently released in limited pairs stabilizing the Parra x Nike reputation in sneakerhead fandom.

In 2010, the generous duo added another design powerhouse to their line-up named aptly as Patta. The Parra x Patta x Nike Air Max 1 Premium TZ borrows the sunset-theme of the orange iteration from the past and gives it a darker, burgundy tinge that artists and celebrities idolized at the time.

Coming from a long legacy of Nike sneakers, the Air Max 1 Parra 2018 version proves to be a top-selling entity of recent times with prices ranging in the hundreds on the sneaker resell market.

Additional Info

  • Some sneaker retailers call it a patchwork version of the OG Air Max 1.
  • The official colorway of the sneaker is called white/Pure Platinum.
  • Color themes of grey, white, pink, red, and navy surround the sneaker's surface.
  • A Friends and Family version was released excluding the iconic Nike Swoosh on the panels.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 1
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Parra
Collection: Nike Air Max 1, Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.