Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Air Max 95 Z

Nike Air Max 95 Z Zip Metallic GoldIn 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.

Nike Air Max 95 Z Zip Patent Red

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.

2 responses to “Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Air Max 95 Z

  1. Hi.
    I bought a pair of 95 Z around 2002. They’re a kind of pearly/off white & the tongue is light green. Size 5. They’re stored back at my mums. I’ll hunt them out & post a pic when I get a chance.

  2. Reggie Yates

    I just pulled a pair of AIR MAX 95 Z gold out of my closet and decided to put them on ebay . As I was wondering how much they were worth I ran across your article. Now im debating on putting them up. Bought them new in 2002 , and I have only wore them once. If your still interested in a pic just lete know.

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