Verdict from 9 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Many sneakerheads love the vivid colorway of the new Air Max 95 SP.
  • A large number of sneaker fans love the metallic oversized lace-locks in the shape of a sun and heart that definitely make the shoe stand out. 
  • Many customers love the playful and vibrant twist to the Air Max 95 that created a bold statement but doesn’t feel too much paired with any casual outfit. 
  • A lot of users are impressed with the in-shoe feel that’s very comfortable and holds a lot of support. 
  • A number of reviewers say that the pair is great for long hours of wearing as it provides long-lasting support and cushioning. 
  • Numerous customers claim that the shoe is light and sturdy. 
  • Several commenters note that the AM 95 by Nike is comfy when worn right out of the box and doesn’t necessarily need breaking in period. 
  • Many sneaker fans love the classic gum outsole choice for this pair. 
  • A lot of reviewers say that the quality is superb on this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer comments that the purple lace is thinner than the red lace.
  • It comes in mismatched laces of red and purple and no extra laces to match each color.
  • A few reviewers say that the shoe made their feet look big and wide.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Max 95 SP is a vibrant and colorful take on the classic Air Max 95. It has the same long-lasting comfort and support that sneaker fans love about the pair.  It’s a great lifestyle AM shoe with the same functionality as a running shoe. You can take it to the streets for a casual day out for errands and daily activities and use the same pair to go on a quick jog or run.

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Good to know

The Nike Air Max 95 SP runs true to size and is available in men’s US sizes. Women can size down to 1 ½  in size. It’s a low-top sneaker with a full lace-up closure that’s adjustable for a supportive fit. Its breathable upper made of mesh, canvas, and denim is lightweight and gives a comfy in-shoe feel.

The Nike Air Max 95 SP is a bright and bold take on the silhouette. Its upper is a combination of mesh, canvass, and denim. It features vibrant multi-colored rib-like overlays matching colors with the eye stays and toned down by a black mesh panel and tongue. Denim appears on the toe and heel making it look casual and stylish. It’s topped off with oversized lace-locks in the shape of a sun and heart and vivid branding all around the sneakers.

The playful aesthetic of the Nike Air Max 95 is paired with a neutral white midsole that houses multi-colored Air units and the sneaker fan-favorite gum outsole. It’s great for creating a statement with your shoes in casual outfits and it has the same functionality as the running pair it’s meant to be.

For the Air Max 95 SP, Nike swaps colors and materials to create a playful look on the Air Max 95 in the form of an almost patchwork design. The upper consists of a black mesh upper base and layering of canvas in 4 vibrant colors: Royal Purple, Chrome Yellow, Psychic Blue, and University Red. The same color palette appears on the eye stays of the lace unit following the same pattern. The toe box and heel are dressed in thick light-washed denim material. 

It has a lace closure in mismatched colors, purple on one shoe, and red on the other. Two oversized metal lace-locks in the shape of a sun and a heart don the pair. A white midsole with visible multi-colored Air unit cushions every step in the heel and forefoot helps absorb impact. Solid gum rubber outsole with flex grooves enhance flexibility and provides excellent traction. To finish the look, Nike, Swoosh, and Air Max branding appear in different vibrant colors on the tongue, heel, and lateral side of the shoe.

In 1995, the Air Max 95 was introduced with a forefoot housing the Air unit built for maximum cushioning and absorbing impact for powerful runners. A couple of decades later, its curvy mesh and suede layered upper and speed lacing system was added. Taking cues from the human anatomy, the midsole represents the spine, side panels represent the muscle, the lacing system represents the ribs, and the mesh represents the skin.

The iconic design lives to this day after taking so many forms. The new Air Max 95 SP comes in a vivid multi-color upper, white midsole with multi-color Air units, and a rubber gum sole. It brings the same technology and features of the classic Air Max 95 in a whole new look.

  • It has oversized metallic lace-locks in the shape of a sun and heart. 


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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.