Renowned sneaker enthusiast and journalist, and notably one of our culture’s most prolific minds, Gary Warnett, passed away last year due to complications from pneumonia.

In honor of Warnett and what would’ve been his 40th birthday this past Monday, Nike has shared a special variation of the classic Air Span II, rebranded as the Air Span GW, as it’s noted to be a favorite silhouette of Gary’s late father, Richard, according to UK-based publication, Bedford Today.

Unfortunately, those of you who are looking to acquire the model will be out of luck, as only 40 pairs of the sneaker have been produced, and likely given to Warnett’s friends and family only.

For some Warnett-specific TBT, listen to Gary talk 30 years of Air Max in our podcast from last year, below.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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