Nike Air Metal Max Is Back in Black and White

The big, bold and bullky ’90s cross trainer has arrived in a timeless color scheme.

By
Footwear
8,087 Hypes 2 Comments

Nike training footwear from the ’90s is the stuff of modern-day sneaker legend — big, bold and blocky almost to a fault — and the Metal Max is an ideal example of this boisterous ethos. A compelling cross-trainer that first released in 1997, the Metal Max hadn’t hit shelves since the mid-’00s, but was brought back earlier this year. Now, it’s arrived in a timeless “Black/White” color scheme that puts all its signature details on full display.

Build of black synthetics, leathers, and textiles, the upper gives off a layered look. Its signature detail is provided by crescent moon-shaped mesh slits in the forefoot and midfoot, rimmed by white plastic. Swooshes may be small in stature but they’re major in style, placed directly under the collar with a jewled oval badge. This circular coat-of-arms- is surrounded by white trim and reminiscent of the stamp seen on the Air Max 97‘s outsole. Tongues get in on the oval branding fun as well with a large rubberized tongue badge that calls to mind images of the Air Max 95‘s signature logo.

Sharply-shaped black mudguards add a finishing layer of texture, and Nike spellout-equipped heel tabs assist with an easy on/easy off fit. Down below, two-tone EVA foam midsoles house segmented Air Max cushioning units in the heel and forefoot for a plush yet responsive ride. Black rubber outsoles with a double dose of Nike Sportswear graphics finalize the look.

The Nike Metal Max “Black/White” is available on the Nike webstore now, and retails for $140 USD.

For more classic Swoosh sneakers, take a look at the Blazer Mid ‘77 Vintage and Sky Force 3/4 from the snakeskin-equipped “Red & Blue” pack.

Read Full Article

Nike Air Metal Max “Black/White”

What to Read Next

TikTok Parent Company Receives Private Market Valuation of $100 Billion USD
Tech

TikTok Parent Company Receives Private Market Valuation of $100 Billion USD

Though the sales may not reflect the entire market, ByteDance has remained indisputably successful.

UNDEFEATED Announces Converse Chuck 70 "Fundamentals" Capsule
Footwear

UNDEFEATED Announces Converse Chuck 70 "Fundamentals" Capsule

The first release from UNDEFEATED’s new “Fundamentals” program.

Thom Yorke Shares New Sonos Radio Mix on This Week's Radio Hour
Music

Thom Yorke Shares New Sonos Radio Mix on This Week's Radio Hour

With music by Duke Ellington, James Blake and more.


Daily Paper Unveils Splashy Resort 2020 Collection
Fashion

Daily Paper Unveils Splashy Resort 2020 Collection

Featuring tie-dye short sets, printed denim and more.

Tyshawn Jones Teases Fucking Awesome x adidas Tyshawn Collaboration
Footwear

Tyshawn Jones Teases Fucking Awesome x adidas Tyshawn Collaboration

Equipped with FA’s brash branding.

deadmau5 and The Neptunes Unveil Collaborative Single "Pomegranate" (UPDATE)
Music

deadmau5 and The Neptunes Unveil Collaborative Single "Pomegranate" (UPDATE)

Just days after Pharrell and Chad Hugo’s production project shared a cryptic tweet.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.