Who should buy the Nike Air Max 90 Off White

The Nike Air Max 90 Off White is a solid choice if:

  • You are after a shoe that would not burden your feet with its weight.
  • A sneaker comfy enough to be an ideal everyday companion is what you prefer.
  • You are after a shoe with an offbeat yet stylish design.

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Who should not buy the Nike Air Max 90 Off White

Wide-footed wearers may have to look elsewhere. They are better off with the Air Max 90 Exeter Edition. Also, sneaker enthusiasts who are not into wearing shoes with a beefy facade may have to consider something else. The Nike Air Presto might be more suitable for them.

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A cozy everyday companion

To add comfort to its wearers, this shoe kept the classic thick sole made of Air Max technology. The Phylon, meanwhile, provides lightweight responsive cushioning, which further enhances the overall comfort. In fact, the Air Max 90 Off White provides a kind of comfiness and lightness that makes it suitable for everyday use, according to many users.

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True to size fit

A few buyers have reported that this low-top sneaker runs true to size. However, a couple of video reviewers complain that this kick is a bit narrow.

Unconventional yet stylish

Just like all the sneakers belong to the Off White x Nike collection, the Off White x Nike Air Max 90 contains all Abloh's signature elements. Such as the plastic tie and the Off-White stamps found in various parts of the shoe. But the unique details found on this version of the Nike Air Max 90 make this pair another hot item in the market. This plethora of details make it stand out among the rest of casual footwear.

Furthermore, these sneakers flaunt the classic athletic appeal of the Air Max 90 but are revamped to fit the street fashion. Buyers can match these fashionable kicks with their relaxed attire, such as tattered jeans, tees, and the trucker cap. Meanwhile, a gym-ready tracksuit also works well with this running-inspired footwear.

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The Air Max 90 Off White's fashionable colorways

Nike offers this sneaker in three striking colorways - the desert ore, black/cone/white, and the white/sail. Another colorway, the university red, is slated to be released this Summer of 2020. A few buyers could not help but enjoy the fashionable hues of this sneaker from Nike.

Nike Air Max 90 Off-White Colors

Unappealing facade

Some wearers find the bulky appearance of the Nike Air Max 90 Off White unappealing.

Premium construction

The shoe utilizes an array of materials - nylon, mesh, suede, and leather, on the upper, making it look and feel more premium. In fact, its top-notch construction is mentioned many times in the review sections.

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The adjustable fit of the Nike Air Max 90 Off White

This low-top sneaker uses the usual lace-up fastening to allow its users to adjust the fit according to their preference.

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Notable feature

One notable feature of this sneaker is the large Swoosh branding on the side with exaggerated stitching. Over it is a piece of tape that overlaps the Swoosh. Like the other Off White silhouette, this sneaker has the Off White stamp on its medial side.

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Nike Air Max 90 Off White History

Released in 1990, the Nike Air Max 90, also dubbed as Nike Air Max III, was launched as running footwear that contained the ultra cushioning called the Air Max. It was designed by Tinker Hatfield and featured the midsole with separate compartments found on the back and front. These compartments allowed the runners to enjoy a wide range of movements, thus resulting in a better performance.

Aside from performance, this sneaker gained popularity for its colorways that quickly catch the attention of its onlookers. This silhouette was considered one of the most iconic in Nike's footwear lineup. This has undergone various revamping over the years, as many enjoyed its classic yet fashionable appeal.

Nike and Off White

In its 25 years of existence, Nike Air Max 90 was transformed into several interpretations. One of the popular ones is the version of the high-fashion Off White brand, headed by creative artist Virgil Abloh, which displays deconstructed details without giving up its classic comfort and durability.

The Nike Air Max 90 Off White is included in the Top Ten collection unveiled in 2017. Included in this collection are other Nike and Converse popular silhouettes, such as a Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Jordan 1, Virgil Abloh x Nike Blazer Mid, Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Presto, and Virgil Abloh x Nike Air VaporMax.

The AM 90 Off White is equipped with the signature details of Abloh. This revamped version is said to be the last in the Off White x Nike collaboration, causing massive hype, making this pair sold at a much higher price.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Air Max 90 x Off White comes with an extra pair of laces with has "SHOELACES" print.
  • The "Nike Sportswear" branding can be seen stitched on the deconstructed tongue.
  • The suede overlay found on the heel acts like a heel tab for easy on and off.
  • The outsole is composed of rubber extended from the midsole that provides traction.

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 90
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky, Deconstructed
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Off-White
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 90
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.