Premier Japanese boutique atmos is no stranger to collaborating with Nike or working with the Air Max 1. With plenty of sneakers under their belt, one of their most sought after models is this limited Air Max 1. The shop has used animals as a major influence on some of their other sneaker designs and continued the trend with this version. Atmos decided to bring together the world of running and basketball by using the iconic elephant print most famous from being seen on the Air Jordan III.
The addition of the elephant print is a prime reason why the sneaker is so sought after but the colors used are also a winning combo. The unique placement of the print is seen on both the mudguard and ankle paneling. Another feature rarely seen on a runner is the addition of patent leather that was used on the Clear Jade, aka Teal, Swoosh logo. The same color was used for the Nike branding placements on both the tongue tag and heel.
The rest of the sneaker is finished off with a simple formula of White leather around the toebox and Black suede on the overlay. And although elephant print laces are seen here, the Air Max 1’s originally came with Black laces although White laces are a favorite change for many #sneakerholics.
Originally released 5 years ago in this same month, the Nike x atmos Air Max 1 is as popular now, if not more, then when it was originally sold in very select retailers. Are you lucky enough to have this special sneaker in your closet?