Sneaker Showcase: Nike “Running Man” Pack

Nike "Running Man" Pack

Sorry, this isn’t about the late 80’s Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, nor is it about the hit dance move, but instead, a special pack of kicks created by Nike that released back in 2008.


Nike Air Max 95 Running Man designed by Parra uploaded RidoNike Air Max 95 Running Man designed by Parra uploaded Rido

Famous Amsterdam artist Parra had his hand on creating his own version of the Air Max 95 for the pack. Featuring signature color often used in his artwork we see a number of special details added to the Air Max. One of the most notable changes is that the usual branding on the tongue tag is missing and replaced with a hand that is seen on the translucent outsole as well. Special insoles with “The Running Man” added onto one side and a Parra “Running Man” added to the other were added as well.

Nike Air Max 90 Running Man designed by Misha uploaded by SomeoneNike Air Max 90 Running Man designed by Misha uploaded by Someone

Taking the honors as the most vibrant sneaker of the pack is a version of the Air Max 90 designed by Misha Hollenbach of PAM fame. The Green and Yellow base of the design inspired by his homeland of Australia. A Blue speckled midsole match the laces that follow the same look. Like Parra’s version, some of the traditional branding is missing, this time the rear heel. Where usually we see “Air Max” now is replaced by Misha’s “Running Man” image which is featured on a insole as well.

Nike Cortez Running Man designed by Todd JamesNike Cortez Running Man designed by Todd James

Completing the pack is a Todd James designed Cortez, which is the only sneaker of pack missing from the wiki. The only non-Air Max sneaker of the group doesn’t make it any less special, especially considering the classic nature of the Nike Cortez. Obsidian is used as the base color, seen in both nylon and suede on the upper. A vibrant textured Silver Swoosh is added, standing out strongly against the base. Pacific Blue used on the heel, liner and rear stitching to finish off the upper of the special Cortez. Just like on the other two sneakers in the pack, on the rear where “Nike” is usually placed is James’ version of the “Running Man.”

This specially released pack was highly sought after especially since Nike released a variety of matching gear in the form of t-shirt, windbreakeres and bags. Were you able to grab a pair of one or possibly all three when they released? If you are able to help us out with an upload of the Todd James Cortez, let us know on Twitter.

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