We have seen similar colorways before when Nike combines red and black shades but concept artists have been implementing similar colorways a lot as well in recent times and we are all for it! The Black/Red or “Bred” is one of the most hyped colorways ever by Nike and has been implemented by Jordan Brand various times on the Air Jordan 1, 4, and others. It has also been implemented on Nike sneakers, even though it originally represented the Chicago Bulls. After previously seeing a similar colorway, concept artists bring us another banger. Presenting, the Nike Air Max 90 Reverse Bred V2!
The Air Max 90 used to be originally called the Air Max III. Although the creator was under a lot of pressure to outdo himself after the extremely popular Air Max 1 in 1987, he was successful with the release of the Air Max 90 which was the number-one running shoe in the US for a time that was actually used by professional athletes. Although now, running athletes prefer the Nike Air Zoom and similar models, it is nice to know how professionally used these sneakers have been. Later on in 2000 after a retro, this model started being known as the Air Max 90.
Coming to the design of this striking new concept, uppers are seemingly constructed with a mix of leather and mesh as with most Air Max 90s. Dark grey leather covers the toes and parts of the side panels while jet-black leather covers the mudguards and extends onto the rears of the shoe. Near the rear quarters, you can just make out cutouts with embossed “Air Max” tags, however, they are barely visible due to the similarly hued background. Toe boxes, as usual, are mesh and in a dark black shade, this time with black lower leather eye stays situated above.
These eye stays slip below plastic eyelet panels and is hooped through by matching black laces that wrap the shoe’s jet-black throats that are likely constructed with nylon. Above are black tongues that are contrasted by bright University Red tags with grey Nike Air branding. Red sock liners provide additional contrast and lead down into matching interiors and likely red inserts as well with black branding. Heel tabs also seem to be black with matching heel pieces while side panels don cropped red leather Swooshes. Red midsoles with black Air Units and Bred outsoles finish off the design. For similar content, stay tuned!