Nike's Beloved Air Max 90 "Bacon" is Finally Getting a Reissue

The collaboration which originally launched alongside Dave’s Quality Meat in 2004 is finally coming back.

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When it comes to Nike and its interminable list of Air Max collaborations, one makeup that tends to be highly sought after within the sneaker community is the Air Max 90 “Bacon”. The salt-cured pork-inspired installment originally launched back in 2004 alongside NYC sneaker boutique Dave’s Quality Meat, and it now set to receive its first-ever reissue in 2021.

Dave Ortiz and Chris Keefe — owners of the aforementioned Big Apple shop — reimagined the Tinker Hatfield-crafted silhouette with a rather delectable motif 17 years ago, and all of its original design cues are being brought back. Leather bases are dialed to a crisp white, and come overlapped by red suede overlays, pink Swooshes and laces as well as brown molds attached to the throat and heels to best translate the breakfast meal staple. From there, a light grey hue smears all over the suede mudguards, while tan coats the sock liners.

Sliding down under is a midsole which sees through to an angelic outer and comes supported with a dark brown rear mold that encases soft pink Air units. Finishing off its entire fatty-but-flavorful aesthetic is all-brown treading.

You can check out an early look at the pair up top, and note that Nike will likely be confirming its release date in the coming weeks.

For more sneaker news, official images of the 2021 CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” have popped up.

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