In 2001 the designers at Nike decided to do what many would consider the unthinkable, change the design of one of the most popular sneakers of all time, the Nike Air Max 95. They had already found some success with the Lux Pack Air Max 95 by the time this unique design released.
In February of 2002, the Nike Air Max 95 Z released. The Z was of course the abbreviation for Zip or Zipper, which was the distinctive feature of this unique make up. For the initial release, a Metallic Gold colorway and patent leather Red version of the Air Max 95 Z were available. Replacing the traditional lacing system was a zipper that covered up the elastic-like laces to give the Air Max 95 Z a smooth flowing finish. Despite the clean look of the upper, sneaker enthusiasts didn’t seem to care for the updated design initially.
Ten years later, the Air Max 95 Z has become somewhat of a collector’s shoe for fans of Air Max runners but remains elusive for many.
With that being said, where does the Nike Air Max 95 Z rank on your list? Is it on your wish list or irrelevant?
Do any #sneakerholics have this unique sneaker? If so, please let us know if you can upload it to the wiki.