Size and fit

The low-top Nike Air Max 90 Off White is a unisex shoe in men's sizing. This sneaker uses the usual lace-up fastening to allow its users to adjust the fit according to their preference. The Phylon, meanwhile, provides lightweight responsive cushioning, which further enhances the overall comfort.

Nike Air Max 90 Off-White Style

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. The upper of this kick is made of a combination of materials, making it appear more premium and unique. It kept the classic thick sole made of Air Max technology, to add style and comfort to its wearers.

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 2020. These sneakers flaunt the classic athletic appeal of the Air Max 90 but 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.

Notable Features

This pair has a plethora of details that make it stand out among the rest of casual footwear. It features a deconstructed finish on its collar and tongue and the plastic zip tie, which also made the other Off White kicks standout.

The white/sail colorway of this Air Max 90 rendition has a clear rubber on its midsole that is extended towards its outsole. This detail gives this colorway a striking appeal as compared to other Off White x Nike Air Max 90 colorways.

Another 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.

Most buyers also noticed that this model is made of various materials on its upper. Nike was able to blend an array of materials - nylon, mesh, suede, and leather, on the upper, making this pair look and feel more premium.

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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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.