As the new year rolls around it’s time for all the new deliveries to start coming in. First cab off the ranks is none other than the Swoosh itself, with Nike’s first 2015 range arriving in-store this week. There’s some old favourites, some new faces and even a bit of hybrid action to keep everyone guessing.
The Air Max 1 continues it’s reign near the top of the sneaker kingdom, maintaining its grip via a slew of new iterations and. The newest of all is dubbed Ultra Moire, taking inspiration from one of the most underrated Nike silhouettes of the last decade and applying it to this classic runner. The treatment gets Moire-like perforated synthetic uppers plus a completely reworked sole unit with deep canyons dropping the weigh considerably. The biggest standout feature on the sole is the visibility of the air bubble. We’re all used to seeing that window on the midsole but now you can see it from below! Very impressive but maybe avoid job sites and office supply stores…
For purists there’s also a more traditional approach with a colourway that’s quite similar to a Womens version we had a few years back. This time it’s shaded a bit differently for the gents but mesh and gum are always a winner in our court.
The Air Max 93 remains one of our favourite models from the series and these two premium material versions move away from the traditional 90s pop colourways and keep things a bit more tonal. The Jade Stone colourway gives us memories of the Viotech Atmos colourways done on the AM1 and AM95 some years ago.
The Nike Pegasus is one of the longest running legacies in the Swoosh’s history, with the name still gracing models in the current day. One of the variations to come out in 1988 was the Pegasus Racer, featuring construction geared towards lightweight performance. This year Nike resurrects this shoe by way of the New Pegasus Racer, featuring the upper from the original but sitting atop the Pegasus 80/83 sole unit. Whilst we’d have loved to see the shoe come back with the original sole the new addition works fine and a simple black/white colourway makes these perfect for the everyday wear.
More 80′s action by way of 1987′s Air Odyssey, a bit of an unusual model again to see back we’ll take it nonetheless. It seems Nike is set on bringing back a few more left-field models aside from the regular lineup many are familiar with. The Odyssey is a bit hopped up in the LTR version thanks to a good helping of suede and leather instead of the regular synthetic materials. The colorway is classic, with hits of off white, bright white, black and a good helping of Infrared.
Last but most certainly not least is new colourways of the Roshe Run including a re-up on the much-loved and hunted black/white. As you read this we’re selling out of certain sizes so you’d best head over to the online store and check out the new range before they’re all gone.