The highly-anticipated Nike Air Max 95 is set to release on July 15th, marking the 25th anniversary of the iconic sneaker. Created by designer Sergio Lozano, the Air Max 95 made its debut in 1995 and quickly became a popular choice among sneaker enthusiasts.
In a departure from previous Air Max models, the Air Max 95 showcased a unique design that was both visually striking and innovative. Lozano took inspiration from the scenery outside his office window, drawing influence from the Grand Canyon’s striated walls and elements of human anatomy. The result was a sneaker with layered panels resembling muscle fibers and a spine-like heel.
Despite some initial opposition, Lozano’s design was given the green light and went on to become a cult-classic. Over the years, the Air Max 95 has undergone minor and major updates, featuring hundreds of colorways and collaborations. However, it is the original “Black/Volt/Medium Ash/Dark Pewter” colorway that remains the most beloved and defines the vibrant color palettes of the era.
The Air Max 95 has not only captivated the sneaker community but has also influenced other popular models. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Air Max 95 color arrangement has been borrowed for the Jordan 4, paying homage to its enduring impact. Additionally, the Air Max ZM950, inspired by Lozano’s design, recently received a collaboration with Japan’s atmos.
When it comes to pricing, the Air Max 95 varies depending on size and release type. Standard adult pairs typically retail for $160 USD, while special and collaborative releases may range between $170 USD and $190 USD. Kids’ pairs are also available, with prices ranging from $65 USD for Toddler sizes to $140 USD for Grade School sizes.
As sneaker enthusiasts eagerly await the release of the Nike Air Max 95 on July 15th, it is clear that the silhouette’s timeless design and rich history continue to captivate and inspire fans worldwide.