For quite some time the ESPO designed Air Force II was the most popular sneaker to feature translucent plastic panels added to it. In 2006, the folks at CLOT were given a chance to create their own iconic Air Max 1 and they decided to feature clear panels as well. However, a clear toebox is not the only feature that has made this runner so highly sought after.
CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” uploaded by Club Degli Amici Di Unotre
Two years of sampling and back and forth, the CLOT team first decided to start off with a no-liner base for the Air Max 1. With design inspiration coming from “Chi”, the spiritual energy the Chinese feel flows in everything. Besides the clear plastic the upper, the sneaker is created from a mixture of several materials like ostrich skin, snakeskin and suede. The base begins in earth tones, while Deep Red is the color of the snakeskin used on the Swoosh and tongue. Orange Blaze is featured on the midsole, as well as the heel, where the CLOT logo and special branding are featured. At the bottom of the sneaker, a translucent sole was added, along with the image of the foot’s pressure point. To complete the look, visible through the toebox are special insoles that feature the leg’s pressure points and how it interacts with the Earth. Still one of the most unique and sought after Air Max 1’s created, this was just the start of many CLOT and Nike collaborations.
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