Bar the notorious impact of Nike’s Air Jordan range, the Air Max line has to be the most sought after and celebrated Nike series to date. And it’s very easy to see why, numerous silhouettes such as the AM1, AM90, AM95, AM97 and of course the Air Max TN Plus have gained serious street recognition all around the world. Especially within Europe, London UK specifically is renowned for championing the Air Max line. Here in the US, kids grow up dreaming about the latest Jordan release, whereas across the pond, the latest Nike Air Max release was the ultimate grail!
With all that being said, it’s clear to see then that the Air Max range is a big deal, especially the Air Max TN Plus which has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. One of the main reasons is due to hot collaborations, the most known being Supreme New York. Where street credibility amongst resell prices have shot up! Here we take a closer look at a brand new colorway that has been creatively designed by Custom Kicks.
The Air Max TN Plus ‘Patriot’ is a new and exciting take on the silhouette. On first glance, it’s easy to see where the sneakers name was derived from, not to be confused with the New England football team, the Air Max TN Plus ‘Patriot’ is highly reminiscent of the US and Great Britain ‘Union Jack’ flags. Both the US and GB national colours are made up of royal blue, white and red, which can be found on this AM custom.
Paying homage to it’s roots, the Air Max TN Plus ‘Patriot’ features a royal blue upper made from perforated mesh and white metallic caging. The tongue and side swoosh are also finished in white, whilst the bright crimson red is used for the lacing, inner ankle lining and midsole. One of the main features of the sneaker is the ‘Air’ technology that can be found throughout the midsole. The ‘Patriot’ arrives with royal blue air bubbles and outsole to further compliment the upper and ensure that the shoe turns a head or two on the street. A showstopper by any means, this is a creative and interesting take on the legendry Air Max silhouette. Stay tuned as you can expect some more Air Max mock-up’s arriving very soon!