nike air max 1 design by japan

The Nike design team has passed the baton to the Japan SNKRS community for help on a new Air Max 1 rendition that features a “Design By Japan”.

While the model is still in the mix of its 35th Anniversary, Nike will be showing some love to the sneaker culture overseas with Japan’s SNKRS users having a role in the making of this new AM1 rendition. Inspired by the Nike Sting, a running shoe from the late 70’s the rendition sports a vintage aesthetic with white, green, and burnt orange all playing a role on the impressive-looking mesh, suede, and leather upper. To add more vintage accents, cream laces tie the sneaker down while an aged rubber midsole and gum outsole are added below. The sneaker is then topped off with a golf hangtag which nods to the love of the Air Max 1 by the Japan sneaker scene.


The Nike Air Max 1 is set to drop in early 2023 via Nike SNKRS Japan. Enjoy an early look at the sample below and make sure to follow JustFreshKicks for updates on this release and of course more of the latest sneaker news from your favorite brands.

Nike Air Max 1
Release Date: Early 2023

nike air max 1 design by japan
nike air max 1 design by japan
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