Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Air Max 90 “Warhawk”

Nike Air Max 90 "Warhawk"

If you love custom sneakers right now is a great time to be alive. The craftsmanship and work put into customs are at an all time high right now. The funny thing is that when these “Warhawk” Nike Air Max 90‘s were first spotted they were initially mistaken as a custom. But Nike let it be known that this special runner was straight from their minds and factories, set to release in limited quantities.

Nike Air Max 90 "Warhawk" uploaded by MrMoeCast

Nike Air Max 90 “Warhawk” uploaded by MrMoeCast

The Warhawks name came from its influence, the takes inspiration in colors and design from the United States World War 2 fighter plane, the P-40 Warhawk. The look of the sneaker was taken directly from how the planes were created. The colors all come from the army-clad fighter, but the biggest feature being the livery of the plane was translated to the Air Max 90. So that meant the additions of the teeth and plane branding were added as well.

P-40 Warhawk

Part of a special “Armed Forces” pack from the Swoosh in 2007, this special build from the factory was hard to track down. This quickstrike release was a tough one to find then and now. The finished outcome so nice that we’d put it up against many of the custom sneaks we see today.

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