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Base model: Nike Air Max 95
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max 95
Designer: Sergio Lozano
Price: $190
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 10 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Nike Air Max 95 NRG, although considered as a men’s shoe, can be grabbed by either gender due to its extensive size range from 4 all the way up to 11.5. The sneaker generally embodies the same feel of classic Nike Air Max 95s due to its almost similar interior construction. Cushioning is also provided by the forefoot and heel Air-Sole units underneath.

Women should go down one and a half sizes from the men’s to obtain the optimal fit. These select Nike Air Max 95s are equipped with the same lacing system as its predecessors.

The Nike Air Max 95 NRG on feet would seem bulky-looking at first but would exhibit a different image in the long run. These dinosaur-resembling silhouettes are surprisingly streamlined when worn and would undoubtedly go well with sporty clothes starting with joggers and leggings.

The Triple Black makeover perfectly complements the translucent Air-bubbles which is contrasted by a dash of red on the heel. Having a dark-colored model like this is more accessible to partner with many clothes because it blends well and tends to highlight the rest of the apparel.

According to Nike, the sneaker supposedly mimics the classic style of wearing leather jackets over a fleece hoodie to give it a layered look. Based on the Nike Air Max 95 NRG’s appearance, they truly pulled it off. Another standout feature was the use of red hints on the midfoot function underneath.

When Sergio Lozano was tasked to create an Air Max sneaker, all most of the company’s sales pressure was bestowed upon him. Thinking of ways to create something new yet appealing, he looked back on Tinker Hatfield’s words suggesting that every design has a story. Lozano asked himself, what would be the story of his next creation?

As he looked across the lake of Nike’s Beaverton headquarters, he saw the soil erode towards the water. Then he thought of something brilliant--what if he took inspiration from the layers and sediments of the Grand Canyon and put it into shoe design? Alas, he discovered the next big thing, or probably the most ingenious inspiration a Nike Air Max shoe had ever encountered. But it didn’t stop there.

To add contrast to the sneaker’s tectonic origin, Lozano added a human detail within its layers. The lace hoops were pulled out from muscles and bones found in the human anatomy when the skin was stripped off. The jagged edges of the sneaker were inspired by the jaw and mandible, to say the least.

For decades, Nike fans had been consistently appreciating the Air Max 95 silhouette, and the Oregon brand responded by giving the loyalists a platoon of colorways to choose from. In 2019, the sneaker was revamped into a triple black colorway which resembles leather jackets on top of fleece hoodies which was adequately called Nike Air Max 95 NRG.

  • Combinations of textile, leather, and mesh were used for the sneaker’s upper.
  • The sneaker’s official colorway is Black/Anthracite/Team Red.
  • Cushioning is provided by the foam sole with inserted Air-sole unit on the forefoot and heel.
  • Retail price was $190 a pop.

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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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