Nike Air Max 95 Ultra Essential – Black / White
A Sleek Take on a Classic
Ever since its introduction in 1995, Nike’s Air Max 95 has been a firm favourite of runners and collectors alike. Conceived by Nike design legend Sergio Lozano the trademark striated ‘waves’ on the sides were inspired by the wild natural surroundings of Nike’s Beavertown, Oregon headquarters and the Grand Canyon, while the design team took inspiration from human anatomy for the midsole, outsole and lacing. The result of these efforts was one of the most sought-after sneakers of the mid-90s, with collectors and cool kids from New York to London to Tokyo all clamouring to get their hands on a pair.
Fast forward to today, and the venerable classic is once again re-released, this time in a sleek, stripped down Ultra makeup. Fused overlays reduce the bulk of the silhouette even further while maintaining those iconic waves, while lightweight mesh tooling in monochrome black keeps them street-ready and stylish. The ever-present visible Air bubbles appear at the heel and forefoot of a clean white midsole, and the grippy, ridged outsole gives ideal traction whether on the track or the streets. Complete your technical sportswear look by teaming with a pair of slim black joggers, or simply with your favourite jeans for an effortless weekend look.
Style: 857910-006 (black/white)
The Nike Air Max 95 Ultra Essential in Black / White is available now, priced at £119.