Year: 1999

Europe got spoilt on the Air Max 95s when they got the sport classics makeovers in the late 1990s. While it was hard to find good colorways of this shoe in the USA (beyond spots like Finish Line putting out gems), Europe was awash with them. This kind of colorway on the polarizing (at the time) leather upper variant is rarely seen, unless you're at one of those Japanese consignment spots with the insane collections of global leftovers of Tokyo's AM95 obsession. In the UK, a primetime consumer affairs shoe's coverage of the AM95's infamous squeak led to a late 2000 mini-riot in a Leeds Foot Locker branch.