We have now officially entered the hot phase leading up to Air Max Day 2018, which means that the high-profile releases are coming up in the next few weeks. Next to Sean Wotherspoon’s Air Max 1/97 hybrid, the most anticipated drop in the Air Max Day line-up is probably the re-introduction of the atmos Animal Pack. Originally launched back in 2006 as a collaboration with Japanese sneaker boutique atmos, a duo of the Air Max 95 and Air Max 1 takes a walk on the wild side. Both shoes are decked out with all sorts of different animal patterns and materials and rank among the most notable Nike collaborations of the early 2000s. Needless to say, the original releases have grown into coveted collector’s items over the years.
When the return of this project was first revealed by atmos in fall 2017, we saw that the 2018 versions feature some slight altercations. Opposed to the originals from 2006, the new releases use a slightly different upper design, as the light parts between the animal print elements are switched out for black accents this time.
Nonetheless heads around the globe can’t wait to pick up their pairs – that’s why atmos NYC granted early access to the “Animal Pack” by making reservations for March 2 available via the Nike SNKRS app. Just as one would expect, the sneakers were sold out in no time and only a couple of fans are able to collect theirs at the store two weeks ahead of the release. The rest of us can at least enjoy some fresh images of both shoes while we wait for the regular launch.
Release Details – atmos x Nike Air Max Animal Pack 2018
For those who weren’t lucky enough to reserve a pair at atmos NYC, the atmos x Nike Air Max Animal Pack 2018 releases globally on March 17, 2018. It will be available at stores like Solebox and Hanon – stay tuned for more info on the price and further retailers.
Until then, have a look at the adidas UltraBOOST “Cookies & Cream”.
Pics via @atmosnyc