This year, Spring feels a little different for Nike. Excessively loud colorways and overly embellished designs are now far from the norm. And though you may rebuttal with their “Air Sprung” collection, even that pack features an impressive level of moderation relative to past offerings. What’s arguably more noteworthy is the Swoosh’s approach to upcoming GRs, as most — like this newly surfaced Air Max 90 — have been careful with their use of color.
Here, said Air Max 90 starts rather simple. White leathers outfit the quarter and mudguard, while matching mesh inserts dress the collar and toe. Things begin to tint to a light cream adjacent, specifically atop the eye stays, lining, and the ribbed portion of the midsole. It’s then that a brighter orange comes into play, albeit only along the front of the outsole, the tongue, and the side’s check and Air Max branding.