Year: 2009/2010

To round out our celebratory collaborations with a bang, we worked on 5 Nike Air Max 1's. The first 2 releases were a direct homage to Tinker's original 87 colorways. The Quickstrike chlorophyll and purple Tier Zero versions both featured the original colorblocking, but we replaced the original materials with premium nubuck, denim and canvas to make them a little more street friendly. We also had to bring back the much beloved mini-Swoosh for all the Air Max 1 fans. The following blue Quickstrikes had a more exotic approach with a plethora of upper materials, including corduroy, denim and nubuck in various shades of blue. Hits of red and green have been used to accent the shoes as a whole. These were the easiest to get a hold of out of the pack, but nonetheless, quite popular as well. The black Air Max 1 were quite harder to obtain as those were again, a Tier Zero-release. The main upper consists of black mesh and ballistic nylon. This also explains the metal eyelets so the material wouldn't fray. A white canvas Swoosh was applied to go with the white midsole, rounded out with hints of Patta green and a nice gum outsole. An inverted colorway was planned as well, but the white ballistic upper stained at the slightest touch, so we decided to let those go. All four designs were tied together with a uniform sockliner featuring artwork based on the old Dutch currency, the symbolic (and missed) 5 Guilder coin. The pack was completed with the most popular of the bunch, the 3-way Patta x Parra x Nike AM1. At first glance quite a plain burgundy shoe, but upon closer inspection there are many nice details to discover. The tonal terry chenille swoosh compliments the rich cherrywood suede and mesh. The Parra-branded tongue patch, vibrant multicolor outsole and hand-drawn sockliner graphic make them unmistakably Parra. The bulk of these was only available at Patta, which made them one of the most coveted Air Max 1's in recent history. If you want to go all out you need to get your hands on the matching Parra x Nike Destroyer jacket as well.