Style of the Nike Air Scream LWP

Digging through Nike's shoe archives, the Air Scream LWP is an adventurous blast from the past. With its unique lacing system and use of different vibrant colors, it exudes a signature 90s charisma that falls right into today's trendy list. The shoe displays an unprecedented aesthetic that makes it and its wearer stand out from the ordinary.

Nike Air Scream LWP swoosh

Match its sporty look with a pair of track pants, a sweatshirt, and a cap for an athleisure-inspired look. Or go with an updated normcore ensemble by dressing it in cropped trousers and a plain neoprene top.

Nike Air Scream LWP ankle collar

Color-wise, you could let the shoe's colors be the focal point by wearing a monochromatic outfit, or you could also complement it by choosing a top or accessory that has the same hue as your kick.

Nike Air Scream LWP upper

Notable features

The most striking feature of the Nike Air Scream LWP that will probably get your attention first is its mix of contrasting colors. This mix of vibrant colors creates a stylish intermixture that adds character and appeal to the shoe. A specific color is used for each design element and material: a single color is used for the mesh underlay while another for the leather overlay and so on.

Nike Air Scream LWP colors

Another thing that makes this model stand out is the combination of a cleatie upper with a unique lacing system that uses rope-like shoelaces that goes through the Nylon loops and finished off with a chunky sole.

History of the Air Scream LWP

The Nike Air Scream LWP was originally released in 1995 as a cross-trainer. It was a part of Nike's LWP (short for lightweight performance) line from the mid-90s. The collection housed different performance shoes and was the world's introduction to Tensile Air technology, which would later be renamed to "Zoom Air."

Nike Air Scream LWP cushioning

The LWP line experienced success from the basketball courts to the gyms and all the way to the tennis courts. Some of the models from the 90's collection that's been re-released already are the Nike Air Go LWP in 2011 and the Air Zoom LWP in 2016. 2018 came, and it's the Nike Air Scream LWP's turn. The sneaker has not been available since its original release in 1995, and with the resurgence of the trends from the 90s, there's no better timing the brand has chosen than 2018.

Nike Air Scream LWP heel outsole

The Nike Air Scream LWP's construction stays true to the OG's design as it retains its unique design from the tongue to the outsole. Moreover, in true 90s fashion, the sneaker comes in several eye-catching colorways. The three colorways comprise of the Racer Pink, the Infrared, and the Bold Berry.

Nike Air Scream LWP lacing

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Nike Air
Colorways: Grey / Black / White
SKUs: AH8517001 / AH8517002 / AH8517004 / AH8517100 / AH8517101

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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.