Woven blue nylon serves as the base layer, noticeable on toebox, throat and collar alike. However, it’s quickly overlaid by a sumptuous serving of supple suedes, all of which are dressed in navy. These include a more shaggy style around the eyestays and a shorter, nubuck-like material on the mudguard. Swooshes are dressed in an ivory shade, while tongue/heel badges and the midfoot window all take on a light periwinkle tone.
Although it’s a detail that can’t be seen in this set of images, insoles are made of a spongy cork, just like the recently released Air Max 90 “Summit White.” These cork insoles are inscribed with a black “Just Do it” hit, which is presented in a Tom Sachs-esque font. A clear Air Max cushioning unit encased in navy and ivory-toned EVA foam provides cushioning down below, with a Space Hippie-style flecked outsole adding a touch of concealed vibrance to complete the look.
The Nike Air Max 90 “Diffused Blue” released at Japanese retailers like mita for ¥13,000 JPY (approximately $122 USD) and has since sold out, but will likely arrive at US stockists in the coming weeks.
For more from Nike, get a look at the self-lacing Adapt Auto Max in a new “Infrared” colorway.