The Air Max 90 is a fan favorite for many but in recent times, great colorways are hard to come by for retail as Nike is set on releasing OG colorways that don’t get a lot of traction. Retro colorways, in the opinion of many, are the way to go and although we can’t get many of those after the constant re-releases of the Infrared colorway, concept artists are doing their part in bringing fans OG colorways seemingly inspired by retros. This time, it appears that the classic Game Royal colorway has been given a darker tinge for this latest concept. Presenting, the Nike Air Max 90 Dark Game Royal.
Much like the Air Force 1 Low, the Air Max 90 has excellent paneling that allows for a lot of customizability. Although they are not the most valuable sneakers on the secondary market, they have remained stylish for decades and never seem to go out of fashion. A true timeless silhouette! Unfortunately, you may find yourself looking hard for a new pair of solid Air Max 90s in a colorway that’s popular and Retro as Nike has recently been pushing out entirely new colorways that don’t have a lot of appeals. This time, however, artists have taken a classic colorway with adjusted color blocking which in our opinion, is a home run.
The uppers on this Air Max 90 appear to feature a dark Game Royal hue which is significantly darker than the original but still carries that classic OG charm. Dark Game Royal covers the toes and the mudguards that run all the way to the rears of the shoe, only disturbed by cutouts near the rear quarters with embossed “Air Max” tags that don the same color and are barely distinguishable.
Toe boxes, albeit in the exact same hue, feature a mesh material and a different texture. Enough to distinguish itself from the rest of the upper. Toe boxes lead up to lower leather blue eye stays that are crept underneath plastic eyelet panels in the same color. Situated above are matching blue tongues with blue tags and white “Nike Air” branding for a subtle contrast. Blue interiors likely lead down to matching inserts with white additional Nike branding and although the rears are not visible, we can make out blue heel tabs. White cropped leather Swooshes on the sides, blue midsoles with white Air Units, and matching white outsoles finish off the look. For more content such as this, stick around!