The Nike Air Max 1 is a amazing silhouette from the Swoosh brand that has played a considerable function in shaping the footwear market to what it is today. It was the very first fitness instructors from Nike to expose the label’s well-known Air innovation by method of a visible Air pod towards the rear of the midsole unit.
The Air Max 1 possesses numerous of colourways as well as Brighton-based sneakerhead Liam Bailey is one of The Sole Supplier’s long-lasting members who continue to share his like for the model. So for the fourth part of our neighborhood Curated series, we sat down with Mr Bailey to discover out much more about his collection!
Who are you as well as exactly how did you get into sneakers?
Hi, I’m Liam!, @liambaileey on IG. I have been into fitness instructors because 2014 after I got my very first job. I started heavily with ASICS, primarily the GEL-LYTE 3 as well as GEL-LYTE V, as well as transitioned into Nike Air Max 1s in 2016. I got into sneakers after seeing exactly how awesome a few of the colourways can be as well as all the variations of silhouettes.
What is it about the Air Max 1 that makes it so renowned as well as what is your preferred colourway of all time?
The primary reason I like the Nike AM1 is just exactly how comfortable I discover them. A shoe that looks fantastic on foot as well as being comfortable is a pair that can’t be ignored. The model’s history is likewise extremely important, as well as there are a few shoes with such a large as well as groundbreaking background. From partnership pairs to general releases, all Air Max 1 colourways are staples to me. My preferred colourway has to be the Nike Air Max 1 “Atmos Elephant” colourway from 2007. No pair will ever come close to it. The elephant print is iconic. It was very first seen on the Jordan 3 that is likewise developed by Tinker Hatfield. So, it has some symmetry with the Air Max 1. My like for the Air Max 1 is likewise showed a few like-minded friends, so we have produced @am1ent over on IG, a location to showcase exactly how fantastic the shoe is as well as its rich history.
Tell us about your top 3 sneaker purchases of 2021?
Image through StockXCLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”
My very first pair is the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”. The story behind them is distinct within itself, based on Chinese acupuncture. I like exactly how the colours are utilized to complement each other, as well as you can even more add that with whatever socks you want to wear. I personally wear olive eco-friendly socks.
Image through StockXPatta x Nike Air Max 1 “Monarch”
My second pick up is the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 “Monarch”. I believe the wave idea is awesome. Patta truly smashed this pair out the park. The method they have altered the mudguard is something that’s never been seen before as well as it will be fascinating to see if any type of other brands take motivation with the idea. It’s fantastic to see a partnership pair utilize premium materials as well as provides it a reason to being limited.
Image through StockXNike Air Max 1 “Amsterdam”
My last purchase would be have to be the Nike Air Max 1 “Amsterdam” from the “City Pack” that dropped in 2020. Amsterdam is a city I’ve been to a couple times as well as I fell in like with it so it would only be best to own a shoe that’s devoted to such a gorgeous place. The materials are awesome, integrating suede, cord, as well as leather, in addition to bit details like the three crosses on the tongue as well as mudguard. This is a pair that will ended up being a future classic.
What 3 AM1 colourways are you wanting to pick up soon?
atmos x Nike Air Max “Viotech”
Nike Air Max 1 “Urawa”
Nike Air Max 1 “Curry”
What do you like many about The Sole provider sneaker community?
Meeting as well as making buddies is what I like about The Sole provider Community. I’ve satisfied some fantastic people with it, as well as have produced our own ‘bubble’ as well as we plan to satisfy up whenever we can.
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