The Air Max Light is one of my favorite running sneakers ever. It’s the perfect combination of the Air Max One and Air Max 90 and a sneaker that has never been released in the U.S. in any OG color combination.
In the Summer of 2007 I spend several days hunting in Paris and London for the three original colors that were out at the time:
…. I managed to score two of the three and rocked them almost every day for at least a year…even in the winter.
We see that Nike has released two original colors in a “vintage” make-up Quickstrike. I don’t have anything against the vintage makeup on some of the 70′s style sneakers. It actually looks good on the first series of runners from 2007, and added a great deal to the whole package of these sneakers, from production to marketing.
I also don’t mind it on the Blazers, and if you didn’t already know this, you can fade it out pretty well on that rubber with some acetone and a sponge.
Now we have these new Air Max Lights:
I absolutely love the vintage style uppers on these with the thick looking natty suede. It looks like when you’ve ever used an official NBA game ball on the blacktop and it turns to suede. I’m not feeling the yellow on the soles of these at all though.
First, it isn’t even consistent. It is only on the back panel of the midsole and it’s not even a complete yellowing. It looks like it was drawn on with a sharpie. If it was just a tan color and went across the whole sneaker, it might not even be bad. This type of yellowing looks like it might be “washable” though.
My other issue with the yellowing is that it just doesn’t fit on this sneaker. This model still looks like a techy running sneaker and there’s no reason to offset that aesthetic with this rotted out look. Everyone knows when your Air Max look like this here, they are going to crumble to pieces at any second. I don’t know why that is a desirable look for anyone?
If someone gets these, please scrub them with some nail polish remover and post pics. Thanks.