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.
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.