In 1978, new trains on the London Underground District Line were equipped with a new seat upholstery designed by Misha Black. Playing off of that design that became ubiquitous to London commuters, Nike Sportswear has hooked a collection of Air Max sneakers.
The Air Max 1 and Air Max 90 are both built on a gum sole with jacquard woven uppers.
The Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard has an engineered one-piece poly weave upper made using the rigorous, age-old process of loomed Jacquard material. With contours characterized by pattern breaks that emulate the panels created by conventional construction, the shoe’s signature Swoosh and eye-row overlay panels are applied with a no-sew technique that uses heat and pressure for adhesion.
The Nike Air Max 1 Jacquard is built from the same engineered poly Jacquard weave, but manufactured using traditional construction methods, including a stitch-and-turn technique on the overlay panels that produces a premium, crafted finish. A high density Swoosh gives the upper extra texture and TPU no-sew eye-row overlays prevent fraying.
Completing the design, the kicks are topped off with the London Underground Roundel on the tongue. The kicks will release on the 14th of December through select shops, housed in a box matching the jacquard moquette pattern.