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So, another air max with the profile-ruining square toe.


Let's face it, this release bears only a passing resemblance to the original.  It doesn't help matters when you have them both side by side here to compare. Look at the original's over sized air bubble, the way the heel overhangs and the roundness of the toebox.  The OG materials look looser and more comfortable - less rigid.


The materials on the new release look cheap and stiff, not to mention the terrible job they've done on creating a "weathered" look on the midsole! 


I'll be steering well clear of these!

6 months ago on Nike Air Max 1 “3/26″

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This is an abortion of a shoe...

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Max 90 2014

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The whites are almost perfect if not for the fact that the air max 1 shape is so "off" at the moment with the square toeboxes.  Killed this shoe dead - in general, not just this cw - as far as I'm concerned!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on A.P.C. x Nike Air Max 1 September 2013 – Available

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Shape is waaaay off, as has become the norm...

11 months, 4 weeks ago on BEAMS x Nike Air Max 1

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Oh dear, the "square toe" design has now spread to the 90s as well...


I guess it's Asics and New Balance for me from now on!

1 year ago on Nike Air Max 90 “Camo Infrared”

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The squared off toe has ruined the shape of the Air Max 1.  I'd love to know why the designers have changed it - how does it improve the shoe?

1 year, 3 months ago on Nike Sportswear Air Max 1 + Destroyer “England” Collection

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What happened to the rest of the air bubble?

1 year, 3 months ago on Nike Air 180 – White – Orange – Green Safari

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Clown shoes

1 year, 4 months ago on Nike Sportswear Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

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@Cian Oba Smith @TimBeumers  

The original Maxims were made to a similar design to the Air Max but using more lightweight materials, so you can see on the blue CW in that link the "quarter" and "base" parts aren't as bulky as on the red pair.  On the blue pair these parts are so thin you can see the colour of your socks through them.

But these APC Air "Maxims" - from these pics anyway - look like they're made with regular Air Max heavier materials.

1 year, 4 months ago on A.P.C. x Nike Air Maxim 1

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These are perfect - looks like I'm gonna have to just pay whatever they cost...

1 year, 4 months ago on A.P.C. x Nike Air Maxim 1

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I've been begging for a premium all white air max 1 for years, these look like they could be great.  Thing is do I want to pay through the nose for them?

1 year, 4 months ago on A.P.C. x Nike Sportswear – Summer 2013

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The mesh on recent air maxes looks cheap as shit - Love this CW but might have to pass, it doesn't stand up well next to the retro from 2007...

1 year, 6 months ago on Nike Air Max 90 OG – Sail – Neutral Grey – Laser Blue

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These are both fantastic, the purples are probably edging it for me though.

1 year, 6 months ago on Nike Air Max Light “Easter Edition” – Size? Exclusive

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White tongue?

1 year, 6 months ago on Nike Air Classic BW Essential TXT “Squadron Blue”

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They need to retro these with the huge air bubble the actual OGs had...

1 year, 6 months ago on Nike Air 180 OG – White – Ultramarine – Solar Red – Black

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 @nathanielmowatt  @don_king 

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you're right!

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike Air Huarache OG 2013 Retro

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That's a "leather" toebox though right? Not the nylon that the original shoe had....

 

As ever with Nike retros, so near and yet so far.

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike Air Huarache OG 2013 Retro

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The "Summit White/Black - Black" are ruined by the black midsole.  All white midsole or don't bother!

1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Air Max 1 – Spring 2013 Preview

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Massively underwhelming...

1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Air Max 1 – 2013 Preview

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These would look infinitely better with the colours flipped - all white base with obsidian detail...

1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Air Classic BW – Obsidian – White

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Absolutely wetting myself in anticipation of these. This and the air max 87 are tied as my all time favourite shoe, I'm thinking I'll have to at least double up on these since they get released so rarely!

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Air Huarache – 2013 Retro Preview

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The mustard yellow and the all greys are just mouthwatering, whose cretinous idea was it to not release these?!

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Air Max 1 “Book of One’s” – Unreleased Cork Samples

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Nicest pair of Air Max I've seen in a loooooong time

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Air Max 1 VNTG – Dark Obsidian – Neutral Grey

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Where are the long promised Huarache LE retros?

 

Nothing else matters except Huarache LEs....

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Sportswear Summer 2013 Preview

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Not a big fan of most of these new materials and revamped classics, but these look bloody lovely!

2 years, 1 month ago on Nike Air Max 1 EM “OG Red”

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