Nike, ever the company to improve on the success of some of their popular lines, seems to find a way to match new technology with classic styles. The Nike Air Maxim 1 “OG” pack found a way to meld both old and new with a popular original colorway that have seen much success throughout its 25+ year history. Releasing in 2009 to select Nike Sportswear accounts, the new model matched both innovation with the familiar. Maxim, drawing its Latin roots from the word maxima, is the idea of the greatest quality. This is properly labeled for the pair with its use of such newer technologies as Flywire and the use of lightweight materials. The pack saw its iteration drawn from the original Nike Air Max 1 release colors, earning its “OG” moniker.
Nike Air Maxim 1 “Sport Red” uploaded by Orange
The pack features both the ever popular Sport Red and Varsity Blue that makes up the official colors of both runners. Color location on both pairs are the same, with each featuring the classic White and Gray on the uppers. The colors may be the more noticeable features but its choice in technology is where this pack stands out. Nike focused on making the pairs lightweight, with the trainers coming in at 10.1 ounces, a third of the weight than the original Air Max 1. The pairs feature a translucent Flywire upper, with connected suede making up the rest of the silhouette. A three-piece injected Phylon midsole provides a comfortable ride that any runner would be proud to put on their feet. As mentioned earlier, the colors align with their classic counterparts, with Nike adding a nice touch on the eyelet of each pair. The Nike Air Maxim 1 “OG” pack truly becomes the maximum equivalent in the progressive innovation for this runner, providing both classic colors with new technology.
Nike Air Maxim 1 “Varsity Blue” uploaded by maximilien n’tary-calaffard