Nike go interstellar this weekend with the much anticipated Air Max 90 ‘Mars Landing’, the sequel to their similarly cosmic themed 2014 AM90 SP which celebrated the 45th Anniversary of the Moon landing event. Sharing similarities to the Lunar edition, this time the ‘Mars Landing’ theme appears on the ubiquitous Air Max 90, in the seamless Vac-Tec 3M textured form. Replicating visuals of the vast red and rocky Mars planet surface, the red landscape covers the whole shoe in a detailed wraparound. Comfort and rugged stability is fully supported by the mean, Air loaded, all black, speckled sole. This iteration looks especially prepared for multi-purpose rocky terrain exploration, while the added detail of the metallic heel tab finishes things off nicely in the manner of the sleek and futuristic, ready for space travel.
Foot Patrol London teamed up with Nike to celebrate the release with a fun launch event, creating an immersive experience for invited attendees where the Mars environments were recreated to induce a highly visual space to showcase early previews of the shoe, mocked up within a Space Agency/Mission Control theme. The event was smoke filled with guests enjoying themselves, busy trying out the simulated, atmospheric condition rooms with face masks provided, and generally being entertained while being (intentionally) visually and aurally impaired/challenged with the kicking in-house DJ filtering tunes through the hi-neon lit rooms.
If you haven’t got your pair on lock by this point, your mission, quite literally begins, now.
The Nike Air Max 90 QS ‘Mars Landing’ drops 16th March via raffle – for more information see Foot-Patrol here
Many Thanks to Sam/Team FP.
All event photography by EU Kicks