After the remarkable success of their Air Max 1 collaborations last year, Patta and Nike have again joined forces, this time introducing FC Barcelona into the mix. The result? A stunning Air Max Plus sneaker that captures the essence of all three brands.
The Patta x FC Barcelona x Nike Air Max Plus is a visual treat, showcasing a mesmerizing gradient of purple to blue on its mesh-based upper. This color transition is inspired directly by FC Barcelona’s iconic crest colors. The shoe doesn’t shy away from branding, with Patta’s logo prominently displayed on the tongue and subtly placed on the black mudguard near the toe. The Barca crest, on the other hand, takes its place on the lace lock at the forefoot. Additionally, two mini Swoosh logos overlap at the midfoot, adding to the shoe’s aesthetic appeal.
The Nike Air Max Plus, which debuted in 1998 as an exclusive offering from Foot Locker, has since gained immense popularity, especially in regions like the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. The Dutch, known for their love for the Air Max 1, have embraced its successors with equal enthusiasm. Patta, a pioneering streetwear brand from Amsterdam, is trying to highlight this Dutch love for sneakers. Their latest creation, inspired by the colors of FC Barcelona, is a testament to this.
This collaboration with Spain’s premier football club might have surprised many, but it suggests a broader collection of Air Max sneakers inspired by Nike Football might be in the pipeline. The shoe stays true to McDowell’s original design, allowing Barça’s blue and garnet colors to shine in a gradient pattern across the mesh base. The shoe also features dual swooshes on its profile, and the underfoot shanks showcase a rich gradient. Unique elements like a hairy fabric on the spine, plastic “Tn AIR” badges, and Patta’s branding on the tongue make this shoe stand out. The lace dubraes feature the blaugrana’s emblem, and other nods to FC Barcelona include striped aglets, orange accents on the sole unit, and the phrase “Culers del món” on the sock liners.
PATTA X FC BARCELONA X NIKE AIR MAX PLUS RELEASE INFO
The much-anticipated Patta x Nike Air Max Plus will be released in 2023. While the exact date and locations are yet to be confirmed, sneaker enthusiasts should keep an eye out for official announcements. Stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more of the latest sneaker news, release dates, and restock alerts, and continue reading below for official images.
Patta x FC Barcelona x Nike Air Max Plus
Release Date: 2023