At beginning of 2020, Nike unveiled a bold red “Pimento” colorway for its Air Max Plus 3. This time, in contrast to the previous warm-hued release, the American footwear giant has opted for a new direction for the silhouette: a cold-toned “Smoke Gray/Lemon Venom” rendition.
Starting at the top of the shoe, a rubber “Tn Air” patch logo is stamped at the tongue, denoting the silhouette’s Tuned Air technology that’s equipped with a stabilizing TPU system for optimal performance. Around the upper collars are smooth gray leather panels, running through the lower forefoot all the way to the protective rubber toe cap. To contrast the leather, breathable mesh textiles are placed at the sidewalls, colored with lush gray-neon gradations that set the stage for the striking volt hue seen in the midsole. The front half of the midsole comes in white, accented by lime-tinged Air Unit bubbles, followed by a black rubber rear that’s layered with a bevy of thin ridges. As a finishing note, a translucent Air Unit is placed at the heel, offsetting the bold colorways with a neutral shade.
The Nike Air Max Plus III “Smoke Gray/Lemon Venom” is currently available at Nike’s website for $190 USD.
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