Nike Air Max Deluxe Photo Blue Will be back for 2018


Following the suit of icons like the Nike Air Max 97 and 98 is no mean feat, you’ve truly got some hefty shoes to fill. Within Europe especially, these models found spiritual homes within the club scene; Italy in particular took an affinity to the Air Max 97 via different urban subcultures that tiered off through music, graffiti, and high fashion.

It’s predecessors both featured radical panelled uppers that drew inspiration from global sources, and the Nike Air Max Deluxe Photo Blue was no different. After the successful adoption by the music crowd the first time around, club culture was cited as a further influence in the approach to the Deluxe’s graphic upper, nodding to the reflective clothing and mental prints worn by clubbers across Europe.The same full length toolings as Tresser and Lozano’s previous masterpieces were applied to the Deluxe, the maximum amount of pressurised air contained within a sole unit at that time. Wavey 3M hits ran down the lateral side of each foot, embedded into the graphic-printed nylon upper.

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