After much anticipation and uncertainty, Nike Sportswear has finally dropped the official word on the release of the KAWS/OriginalFake Nike Air Max Series. Two styles will release including a white style in the traditional Air Max 90 format and the Jesse Leyva created Air Max 90 Current (with its Free sole) in black. Much like how OriginalFake has incorporated selected elements of technical fabric into their apparel, these shoes itself feature 4-way stretch fabrics with inspirations derived from Nike ACG. According to KAWS, the design goal was “…to create a simple shoe that I could wear, with subtle design elements someone could enjoy on a more personal level.” The shoes release on October 18th, 2008 at only two locations nationwide, Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer and Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán.
Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer
New York City, NY
Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street
Los Angeles, LA
To coincide with the very recently previewed OriginalFake x Nike Air Max Series comes the preview of subsequent OriginalFake x Nike Sportswear items. T-shirts and hoodies look to be part of the set with more details to be revealed shortly we imagine.