The 30th anniversary of the Air Max 90 is right around the corner, and Nike is starting the celebration just a little early with this new “Desert Sand” take on the Tinker Hatfield-designed classic. Calling upon a color palette reminiscent of classic Nike ACG product to further accentuate its signature ’90s vibe, the alternate style also features plenty of unique detailing.
A trifecta of natural shades are combined on the upper. The stone-colored ripstop base is covered by a tan suede mudguard and sand-colored leather overlays that also feature laser-etched detailing, a potential nod to the terrain patterns found on maps. The Swoosh is equipped with a black synthetic material, while pops of deep purple and burnt orange arrive on the signature plastic eyestays.
More orange and purple is then present on the midsole, encasing a jet-black Air Max cushioning unit. A laser-engraved leather tongue patch and rubberized heel piece finalize the trek-ready look.
The Nike Air Max 90 “Desert Sand” will release at retailers like Titolo on November 15, with a retail price set at $135 USD. You can also expect more special Air Max makeups to appear over the coming weeks and months with the aforementioned 30th anniversary festivities drawing ever closer.