[UPDATE: September 25, 4 a.m. EDT]: Previously, Sean Wotherspoon shared a picture of his blue sample Air Max 1/97s, urging Nike to release them. Now, the sneaker designer has confirmed he is working on a very similar-looking second pair of kicks with the Swoosh. The article below has been updated to reflect that new information.
Sean Wotherspoon took to Instagram yesterday to announce the second installment in what is now a multi-part collaboration with Nike. Much like his first sneaker collaboration, the second pair will also be a hybrid Air Max 1/97 with a corduroy upper.
While the first kick featured several colors, the pair Wotherspoon shared on Instagram is blue, save a few yellow details on the mini Swoosh and outsole. Check out his post below.
The winner of Nike’s 2017 Vote Forward campaign previously shared pictures of the samples of his Air Max 1/97 Vote Forward SW, which was released during Air Max Day 2018. In that post, he called on Nike to release the samples, writing “I keep trying to tell @nikesportswear we are ready for these! The Sample Pack story would be so sick!”
Fast forward two months and it looks like Nike is giving Wotherspoon (and his followers) what they want. Wotherspoon’s new post outlines that the sneakers are still in the early phases of the sampling process and that he’s thinking about changing some things.
In his Instagram caption, the designer wrote, “I’m thinking add some color to the sole, make that air bubble infrared, gotta change the sock liner to yellow, maybe a new color insole?!, fix the denim on the tabs, and do a gradient from light to dark blue instead of all light blue?!? What new patches should I include with this pair?! I couldn’t be happier holding these babies in my hand, can’t wait to see the final sample!”
With the length of the sampling process varying from shoe to shoe, it’s impossible to predict just when we’ll be seeing the new Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97. So until then, check out the images and leave your thoughts on the possibility of a sample pack in the comments.
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