Nike Pays Homage to the Inspiration Behind the Air Max 1 Design
Thanks to his countless amounts of revolutionary designs, Nike‘s legendary footwear designer Tinker Hatfield will continue to make a lasting impression on the sneaker world. Of his many works, the visible Air bubble is still one of his most important design elements, which Nike will honor with this upcoming “Centre Pompidou” Air Max 1 Pack.
Inspired by Hatfield’s visit to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the structure’s see-through tubing exterior led to what we know today as the visible air unit for the Air Max 1. Dropping in two colorways, the model will come in platinum/royal blue/white and in wolf gray/black/cool gray. Both pairs are equipped with a translucent outsole that displays a “P” logo with multicolored accents that symbolize the Parisian design.
Releasing in a limited fashion, the Nike Air Max 1 “Centre Pompidou” is set to drop on Sept. 19 for a retail price of $169, with locations like End Clothing releasing the pairs via raffle.
Tinker Hatfield designed most of the original Jordan Brand models, which began with the Air Jordan 3 and continued up to the Air Jordan 15.