Piet Parra, the native Dutch artist, in conjunction with Nike has come through with another instant classic for the archives. The Parra x Nike Air Maxim 1 falls in line with a classic style, new technology, and a funky design that creates a combination of comfort and creativity. Whether drawn in by its wild colors, creative use of color blocking, or slick materials, these runners truly have it all. Part of Parra’s “The Lovely Under Achieving Loners” collection that featured matching tees and varsity jacket, this particular pair of Air Maxim 1’s saw life breathed into a classic silhouette. Originally released in 2009, the sneaker saw popularity due to both the artist’s design and also with the vivid colors.
Parra x Nike Air Maxim 1 uploaded by EDDI
Featuring colors of “Black”, “Sport Red”, and “Baltic Blue”, the standout to this sneaker is the speckled midsole and parts of the outsole. The mixture of perfectly placed paint splashed across the canvas of Parra’s sneaker; the blend of vibrancy is tastefully done. With black suede lining most of the upper and the addition of a glossy flywire, the colors stand out without being too over done. Matching multi-colored laces also comes with the pair. Parra’s “Loners” logo emblazoned on the tongue represent the connection to the collection released with Nike. Parra is famously known for his pop art imagery with vibrant colors and characters. A co-founder of Rockwell Clothing and member of electronic music group Le Le, the artist has his hands in many different projects with multiple brands. Make sure to leave any stories or comments in the section below.