This Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a Pollen, Black, and White color combination. Looking closer, the pair comes with Yellow on the overlays and White across the midsole. The Air Jordan 1 “Pollen” is objectively more notable for its resemblance to another — namely, the Wu-Tang Dunks that hit the streets all the way back in 1999. And though it may not feature any of the group’s insignia, the colorway is certainly a well-received placeholder. Due to release this Fall, the pair comes in a clean, two-toned arrangement that celebrates the Killa Bees themselves. Bright yellows dress throughout the overlays, contrasting against the tumbled grain of the black leathers underneath.Black runs across the tongue, Wings branding, and panels. Finally, Yellow on the tongue branding and a Black rubber outsole finishes the look.
Nike has incorporated retro influences a number of ways in the past few years. And between the true-to-form revivals, the brand often injects subtler references atop silhouettes like the Air Force 1. Here, if you’re a fan of older basketball icons, you’ll likely recognize the big, bold lettering on the heel that was previously signature to the Terminator. Though it doesn’t wrap the counter in identical fashion, the text does emulate the original style, likely borrowing a similar typeface. It embroiders just a bit thicker, and rather than use negative space as an outline, it backs the black threads with a white base. Elsewhere, the offering maintains the retro allure, making use of grey corduroy swooshes, thick canvas overlays, and a new, vintage-inspired tongue label.
Nike unveils a new premium version of its Air Max 90 Ashen Slate. Tinker Hatfield’s design is therefore adorned with noble materials around the classic mesh base, with suede and leather inserts ranging from light blue to gray blue. And as a result, we’re getting some of the best inline releases the silhouette has received in some time. The latest, which pairs “Dutch Green” with “Shimmer,” is certainly no exception. A perfect but not overt homage to Spring, the pair leads aggressively with its brighter pastels. The titular pink dresses throughout the overlays, whose materials bear suedes along the mudguard and smoother leathers immediately adjacent.There are also touches of cream on the brandings embodied by the central swoosh, as well as beige that coexists with white on the midsole.The mesh, in slight departure, tints a somewhat darkened white, complementing both the lining, midsole, and laces. Finally, the aforementioned green comes into play along the side Swoosh, the tongue’s woven label, and the Air Unit’s ribbed molds.