It looks as if Nike’s Air Max 98 model will be back on shelves pretty soon.
The kick has recently surfaced online in a variety of vintage colorways, including the beloved “Varsity Royal/Comet Red-Obsidian,” leading to speculation that the Beaverton behemoth may mark its 20th anniversary with a re-release. Of course, the brand did similar with the Air Max 97 last year.
The AM 98’s return would certainly be a welcome one. Other than a much-hyped collaboration with Supreme last year, Nike has left the shoe on ice for the most part.
Upon release, the AM 98 was only lukewarmly received. Its beefy and in-your-face look was a huge (and unwelcome) leap from the aerodynamic Air Max 97 that came the year previous. Of course, with chunky/loud sneakers all the rage these days, the sneaker couldn’t be primed to return at a better time.
Would you cop or drop a re-release? Let us know in the comments.
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