Nike’s Air Max 1 has surfaced in a number of new styles for its thirty-fifth anniversary. This week, the classic runner has surfaced in a new duck-themed look, dressed in a ‘Pecan’ brown color scheme.

The Nike Air Max 1 was a technological marvel when it was first introduced in 1987. Featuring a visible Air bag underfoot, the silhouette was the very first model to show you Nike’s famous cushioning material at work. In the thirty-five years since its debut, the AM1 has become immensely popular as a lifestyle model, amassing a rabid following with every new release. This year, celebrating the shoe’s anniversary, Nike has already released a number of new styles with plenty more on the way. Today we have our first look at a new duck-themed Air Max 1, and no, they are not related to the Kasina collaboration from earlier this Summer. Seen here in a ‘Pecan’ colorway, the new look features a dark brown underlay, medium brown mid layers, and a light tan mudguard that wraps around the entirety of the shoe. Yellow Swooshes, laces, and outsoles complete the palette, while an embroidered yellow duck on the heel finishes the look.


Nike’s upcoming colorways of the Duck-themed Air Max 1 have not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to launch sometime in 2022. Seen here dressed in shades of brown for the ‘Pecan’ colorway, pairs will be available from both Nike’s SNKRS app and select retailers, likely with the usual $150 price tag. Check out the early photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Swoosh release news.

Nike Air Max 1 Ugly Duckling ‘Pecan’
Release Date: 2022
Price: $150
Color: Pecan/Yellow Ochre-Baroque Brown
Style Code: DZ0482-200


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UPDATE 11/17/22: AsphaltGold has added the ‘Ugly Duckling’ Nike Air Max 1 in ‘Pecan’ to their release calendar, with a drop date of November 22nd, 2022. While there are still no available dates for a US drop, pairs will come with a price tag of approximately $165, and will release via the retailers app.