After a few previews, Nike has released official details on the futuristic update known as the Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard. Accompanied by a women's model, the Air Max 95 Ultra, these modernized Maxes were created by designers who worked on the original in 1995.
First up is the men's Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard. Conceptualized by veteran Nike designer Ben Yun, the Ultra Jacquard gave him a chance to push the sneaker in new directions.
"Most of my other Air Max 95 models involved applying new innovations and keeping with the iconic design of the original, like the Air Max 95 Engineered Mesh. The Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard is the one that really pushes the envelope," Yun said.
Constructed from a one-piece upper, the Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard forgoes O.G. designer Sergio Lozano's layered suede for a woven look supported by two-tone Flywire cables. "The second-gen Nike Fywire is dynamic and moves with the foot as it secures it inside the shoe. You could say they are the perfect match," Yun said.
Meanwhile, the women's Air Max 95 Ultra was designed by Dylan Raasch, the man best known for the Nike Roshe. It's been stripped of one of the Air Max 95's defining features, forefoot Air, in order to maintain a lower profile, and features a synthetic taped seam construction.
Look out for both of these updated Air Max 95s to hit select Nike Sportswear retailers on July 16.