From the ground up

Nike marked this year’s Air Max Day with a super-premium update of the timeless Air Max 1 sneaker, dubbed the Air Max 1 Royal. It was a stellar release, but it was only available in understated tones of black and beige. Now, Nike has given the sneaker a huge splash of vibrancy with two brand new colorways.

The shoe now appears in a blazing scarlet called “Gym Red” and the aptly named “Game Royal,” which is a deep cerulean. These new colorways are constructed from the same silhouette as the previous editions, and also feature the same suede material in the upper and leather detailing, finished with a white rubber outsole.

The Nike Air Max Royal 1 in red and blue will drop this Thursday, May 26, and are an online only release.

Nike also gave a clean blue update to the Mayfly Woven sneaker.

Words by Jake Boyer
Music Editor
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