A Hit or Miss? – The Air Max 90 Neon Ink

If you’ve been looking for an entirely new colorway that’s a breath of fresh air, you won’t be disappointed with this latest Air Max 90 concept that’s reminiscent of a couple of high-profile sneakers but interestingly, dons the hues even more impressively. Presenting, the Nike Air Max 90 Neon Ink which sports a vibrant two-tonal color scheme that would likely turn heads wherever they’re worn if they were ever real of course. For some, concept art for the AM90 may have been becoming dull but this new iteration should definitely beat some of the monotony. 

Although the Air Max 1 is arguably the more popular design, the Air Max 90 is seen by many as an improvement over its predecessors in terms of durability, performance, style, and overall quality as well.  The extra padded nylon tongues and the microfiber mesh materials on the upper gives it an edge over previous Air Max sneakers. This silhouette also ushered in an era of sneakers that wore high-contrast, vibrant hues as well as diverging material choices that hadn’t been done before. This inspired concept artists to do the same which is why the Air Max 90 is still one of the most popular choices for artists to work on. Following the AM90 Midnight Arctic, feast your eyes on the Air Max 90 Neon Ink. 

Uppers of the sneaker instantly draws attention to the rich Inky blue hues that cover almost the entire sneaker. Inky blue leather appears on the mudguards, leading sideways onto the side panels. Right above is a mesh-like toe box which is customary to all other Air Max sneakers. The plastic eyelet panels continue the same hue and feature traditional laces that blends right onto the throats by sporting matching color tones. Tongues wear blue hues as well with barely visible “Nike” branding. On the sides, however, are contrasting bright Neon green Swooshes that are really the highlights of this concept.

You could argue that this sneaker is reminiscent of perhaps the greatest AM90 colorway of all time, the Eminem x Air Max 90 Charity Series from 2006 which costs over $20,000. However, even that colorway doesn’t leave the same impression as this does with significantly bolder color tones. Continuing on, the “air max” tag on the side panels also blends in perfectly and is barely visible. Lastly, Ink Blue midsoles and matching rugged outsoles finish off the design that in our opinion, is worthy of being remembered. For more concept art, stick around!