It ain't safe out here for Nike shoes (or any shoe for that matter), as the sportswear giant continues to scratch its itch of turning classic silhouettes into slide sandals.

Next up, the label is reportedly turning to Air Max 1 for its next order of slide business, reworking the timeless silhouette into a house sandal.

As leaked images show, Nike Air Max 1 slide even arrives in the sneaker model's quintessential schemes like the Sport Red and White/Black.

A slide by name but a sneaker in essence, the Air Max 1 slide draws cues from the Air Max 1's construction, boasting a strap comprised of mesh and suede topped off with Nike and Air Max branding.

There's also the detail of the half Swoosh as if the sandal's upper was cut straight from the OG sneaker.

Below, a foam footbed rests over an assumable rubber sole, which, like the AM1, carries that distinctive Air unit.

There's no release details on the Nike Air Max 1 slide (yet), but sources suspect we could see the summer-ready shoe soon as we approach the warmer seasons and Air Max Day next month.

In conclusion, no shoe is safe from Nike's slide-ification. Not the Air Max (AM90s included). Not even Yeezy's.

Yep. The brand took a page from its rival's book, allegedly cooking up with the Calm slide — a thick, foam sandal that bares a striking resemblance to Ye's coveted slides (or the infamous "jail shoes," as called by the Yeezy adversaries).

I can't lie. My first thoughts after one glance were: what crazed fan photoshopped Swooshes on the Yeezy slides?

Nike also dropped with the prehistoric-looking  Zoom 005 feets with 1017 ALYX 9SM MMW. Meanwhile, there's the case of the infamous, rumored Uptempo slides, which saw the famed Nike Air More Uptempo turned into a pool shoe, down to the "AIR" badge.

I want to remind everyone: this isn't Nike's foray into the house shoe game, either. Have we forgotten the beloved Benassi who had been there since we were old enough to grab groceries from mom's car?

Nike's Benassi sandals are still around, by the way, alongside other summer-ready Nike sandals like Victori, the brand's more poolside-focused shoe. Speaking of dog days, anyone care for a deep dive with NOCTA's flippers?

Anyways, so what's up with all these new Swoosh-branded slides popping up?

Is it because Nike knows the people can't let go of their comfort-first pandemic footwear (Birks, Crocs, Yeezy slides, etc.)? Could it be because the slide game is overflowing with new players, and Nike wants to remain on top? Who knows?

Nike has yet to utter a word about its purported Yeezy-like or Uptempo sandals. Regardless of whether leaks are accurate, the Swoosh is indeed stuck in the slide matrix and gradually recruiting other names under its umbrella to get with the slip-on program.

​​To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, check out the best sneakers to add to your rotation this week, follow @highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter for early access to the best drops sent straight to your inbox.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    READYMADE x Denim Tears: When Vintage Tweed Meets the Cotton Wreath

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    There’s Another Off-White™ Air Force 1 Low on the Way? Looks Like It

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    It Happened: Netflix Kicked Me Off My Parents' Account

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Halle Bailey Fans Think Shakira's Mermaid Cosplay Is Shade Toward 'The Little Mermaid'

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Apple Steps Into VR, Dave & Central Cee Top Charts, Ye & Biani's Bizarre 'Fits, Seventh Interview

  • Kanye is Still One of Hip Hop's Wealthiest Moguls

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.