Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A couple of customers applauded the sneaker’s comfortable assembly.
  • A considerable number of wearers found the model to fit the standard foot size.
  • Most of the users gave the LV8 version of the AM 95 5-star ratings.
  • Several buyers were astonished by the classic Nike sneaker’s design with some of them describing it as cute and adorable.
  • Some reviewers who received the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 as gifts were extremely delighted with the pair.
  • One commenter exclaimed that she would definitely buy another pair of these awesome kicks.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers were a tad disappointed with the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 because its toe box can be easily dented.

Bottom line

Top tier Nike products deserve to be pampered in every conceivable way. Among these coveted models is a revamped version of the “criminal’s favorite” called the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 which only proves that the evil mind can extend to outer space. With a stylish grid-like underlay, the sneaker flawlessly keeps up with the hungry sneakerhead pandemonium by introducing out-of-this-world features while maintaining a down-to-earth color combo.

Everything from comfort to style ticks the right boxes, but the only takeaway was the firm leather toe box which can be easily bent when worn carelessly.

Facts

Base model: Nike Air Max 95
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max 95
Designer: Sergio Lozano
Price: $170
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 10 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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As with most Nike Air Max 95’s, this version also generally runs true to size. Original version usually come in men’s and women’s sizes but this time Nike stepped it up a notch by combining the two into one unisex sizing standard. These Nike Air Max 95 LV8 unisex shoes come in a men’s size range of 7 to 15. Women can go down one and a half sizes to obtain an adequate fit.

Accentuating a bolder stance, the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 exudes more cushioning underfoot while the iconic Air-Soles on the ball and heel serve as the pillar for stability. Snugging it in is a breeze thanks to the not-so-traditional round laces which passes through textile eyelets. Tongue and collars are padded enough so that users can enjoy every step of the way.

Traditionally, Nike running-inspired sneakers like these Air Max 95’s should go hand in hand with free-flowing shorts and aptly cut socks. But as the years go by, and bonkers, to say the least, these performance shoes pave their way to the fashion platform without no hesitation.

The Nike Air Max 95 LV8 men’s shoe per se, now blends with numerous clothing options like skinny jeans and joggers but the clothes inclining to the sporty version would always be the plausible option. The ladies, thanks to the gaining momentum for dad shoes, can wear these Nike Air Max 95’s with almost any outfit they prefer whether they’re jeans or skirts.

Heck, thanks to its anatomically-inspired built, people can wear it buck-naked, and the rest of the world wouldn’t mind.

With a plethora of AM 95 sneaker versions in the market, one sneaker rookie might find a hard time differentiating one edition from another. Adding an LV8 insignia after the name also wouldn’t help. But based on the earlier renditions of the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 white/black versions, the grid-like pattern seems to be somewhat prevalent in the underlays.

Yes, the sneaker was meant to “elevate the style,” but most people beg to differ due to the unnoticeable discrepancies from the primary model when viewed from a distance.

Who would have thought that physical processes found in nature and the unorthodox stripping of body parts would go well in particular shoe design? Well, Sergio Lozano did, and it took a profound time for internalizing while being squeezed under pressure by the upper management.

Tinker Hatfield, the pioneer of the Air Max series, could have not been creative enough to set the highest bar possible for subsequent designs via his somewhat avante-garde pieces hailed from unthinkable inspirations. It was a huge hurdle to overcome for Lozano and thinking out-of-the-box was the only sensible thing to do.

But then alas, he went subcutaneous and lashed out the human’s basic anatomy into its feral form--muscles, bones, and whatnot to create a structure that would leave a hoof stomp in sneaker history. The idea sparked when he noticed the earth eroding across Nike’s Beaverton lake and realized that what if the ideal product would be created the same way. Hence, the creation of the Nike Air Max 95.

Through the years, the AM 95 became a cult classic enlisting itself in one of the most controversial feats of humanity by being the criminal’s most favorable silhouette in the UK. But not all of its glory share a darker side, and it actually had been dipped with almost infinite color templates found in nature.

One of the few standouts, literally elevating the midsole, was the Nike Air Max 95 LV8. The sneaker was a rather premium upgrade of its predecessor which comes in extravagant collections like the Grape colorway and the Nike Air Max 95 LV8 black/ember glow.

  • A Galaxy colorway was released featuring the similar grid pattern from the Ember Glow version.
  • Air Max units are positioned at the forefoot and the heel for lightweight cushioning.
  • The uppers are composed of textile and synthetic overlays with a hint of iridescence.
  • Adding flexibility are the flex grooves which are strategically placed on the outsole.
  • The Ember Glow was initially teased on the last quarter of 2018 and was officially unveiled on December 26, 2018.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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