Nike Is Bringing Back the Air Max 96... Kinda

The 1996 release returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary, but there’s a catch.

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Air Max ‘heads have been patiently awaiting a proper return for the Air Max 96 for years and, in a sense, their prayers have been answered as Nike Sportswear has resurrected the long lost 1996 release in honor of its 20th anniversary. Sadly, however, the kicks don’t stay true to the original. Sure, the old “Neon” and “Concord” looks are back, but the silhouette has been given one drastic change for this “XX” release: instead of pairing the old school upper with the silhouette’s original tooling, Nike has instead opted to employ the midsole/outsole of the Air Max 95 Ultra, sacrificing the OG look in favor of a more readily available (though more lightweight) option.

Nonetheless, the Air Max 96 XX’s “Neon” and “Concord” looks will soon be available at NSW spots across the globe.

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