The new Nike Air Max Stretch designs appeared earlier in the week and it seems as though the latest reiteration of the Air Max is going to be bringing back a well-known classic. The schematic style designed by Tinker Hatfield is coming back in a big way and the Nike swoosh silhouette seems to be heavily featured on the newest sneaker.
This latest release looks like it was pulled directly from the page of a notebook from Hatfield’s Journal. There are also some beautiful cues to the artist Joshua Vides. It’s no surprise that the shoe draws together the work of these two well known designers. Vides was an artist who first presented Hatfield with the original black and white Air Jordan 3 designs back in 2018. The details in the embossing on this latest release pays tribute to some of those sketches but with an extremely classic feel.
The lines on these are quite clean with an added embossed detailing continues to highlight the shape of the shoe. The technical notes along each of the leather side panels really shows a deeper picture and the schematic view of these Air Max 1’s makes them seem like you are walking on a prototype model rather than a completely unique release.
The information along the side panels presents not only a unique and eclectic look but also creates a detailed peak into the measurements and the machine measurements that actually go into creating one of these shoes. In a way you can feel more like a designer just by wearing them.
Perhaps the coolest part is the markings along the sock liner that read “Schematic, Property of Nike, Not For Resale”
If you are a serious fan of the Nike Air Max line and the previous designers at Nike, you should make sure to secure these kicks as soon as they launch in Sept. The Tinker schematic line is sure to be a popular choice for collectors worldwide.