Despite Air Max Day being just around the corner, we’ve yet to see everything Nike has planned for their self-created holiday. Some pairs, like Concepts’ collaborations, have slipped through the cracks, however, and more are continuing to do so as we inch closer to the 26th. The latest to surface is the Air Max 1 “WABISABI,” which was quietly revealed by dancer/choreographer Rie Hata, who received the shoes a whole month early.
“WABISABI,” which refers to the beauty of imperfection, informs every part of the outer construction. The left and right pairs, for example, feature alternate colorways — each, though, made up of the same deep browns, creams, and disparate olives. Stitching, then, pops atop each in its white finish much like the miniature Swoosh embroidery, whose threading is done in an unrefined manner. What’s more, red darning marks the back heel, creating the illusion that these were hastily repaired.
For a quick look at this Air Max Day offering, check out the images below. Sit tight for more details on the 3/26 release.
In other news, a Green Off-White Air Force 1 was unveiled.