Verdict from 6 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers consider the Nike Air Max 98 Supreme as comfortable.
  • Many reviewers appreciate the roomy toe box of the Supreme version of Nike Air Max 98.
  • Several satisfied users share that this model is lightweight.
  • This sneaker from Nike x Supreme collaboration is very durable, according to some.
  • One reviewer mentions that this kick provides superb traction.
  • Nike offers this in fashionable colorways.

1 reason not to buy

  • A user gripes that the Supreme x NikeLab AM 98 needs a long break-in period.

Bottom line

Supreme took the Nike Air Max's lesser-known silhouette on a high fashion look without sacrificing its streetwear vibe. The Nike Air Max 98 Supreme created a massive impact as many enjoyed and praised in overall style. This model managed to deliver a premium look to the classic silhouette, without giving up comfort and durability.

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Good to know

The low-top Nike Air Max 98 Supreme is available in men's sizing. It used the conventional laces that can be adjusted to provide a secure fit to its wearers. Nike inserted ample cushioning on the tongue and collar for added comfort and style.

Supreme and Nike kept the classic vibe of the Nike Air Max 98 in its collaborative project. This kick flaunts an upper made with mesh and patent leather overlay. The upper of this sneaker seats on top of a full-length Air Max unit and grippy rubber outsole. Nike dropped this in several hues, such as black, blue, obsidian, snakeskin, and red colorways.

There are countless ways on how to make the Nike Air Max 98 Supreme more fashionable on feet. This sneaker looks fashionable when paired with sweatpants and windbreakers. For an off-duty look, pair this kick up with ripped denim jeans and short sleeve top. And to display a ruggedly elegant look, this sneaker may be worn with a crew-neck sweater and dress pants.

The NikeLab Air Max 98 Supreme has a shiny patent leather overlay, which has caught a lot of attention from many reviewers and onlookers. This element not only enhances the overall durability but also boosts the premium vibe of this model.

Sergio Lozano designed short-distance running footwear in 1998 and dubbed it as Nike Air Max 98. This model was considered one of the most comfortable in the Air Max lineage and the most chunky among the brood. Like its sister silhouette Nike Air Max 97, the AM 98 featured full-length Nike Air bubble responsible for its superb cushioning and unique appeal.

Nike unveiled countless eye-catching and unique colorways of AM 98 in the market. Nike also subjected Air Max 98 to numerous collaborations over the years. In 2014, the AM 98 made a quiet comeback during the Nike Air Max day in 2014. The re-launched variation featured modern tweaks, the use of an improved insole, better materials, and the absence of Tuned Air in the outsole. 

In 2016, Nike and Supreme, another renowned New York-based fashion retailer, joined forces to come up with a unique version of the AM 98 without losing the street appeal. This pack highlighted different versions of Air Max 98 that all featured mesh or canvas upper with a splash of the red inner sole. The patent leather overlay, meanwhile, provides a simple and futuristic vibe. Lastly, the midsole has the full-length Air unit that offers not only superb cushioning but also enhances the retro charm.

  • The Nike Air Mas 98 Supreme sneaker for men has the Supreme pull tab found on the collar and "World Famous" typescript on the heel.
  • The Supreme logo can be seen on the heel pull loop and the forefoot, while the "World Famous" words are printed on the patent heel overlay.
  • 3M reflective details can be seen on the lace loops found on the midfoot.  
  • Nike Swoosh logo is spotted on the lateral side of midfoot.


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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.