The 50 Best Euro Exclusive Nikes of All Time


The grass is always greener on the other side. We Europeans have long lusted after and US-only Nike releases, but you know what? We've had some amazing releases in our territory that had everyone else fiending but naturally, we took them for granted. 

This is an overview of the very best over the years, but charting the sheer volume of Air Max 90s, Air Max BWs, Air Max Plus and Air Max 95 colorways that have been confined to this region is a near-impossible task. NikeTown's rollout of Air Max 97s for the metallic, slimline-shoe-loving Italian footfall is another story that needs to be told too. There's a slew of Prestos that never seemed to travel either. Then there's the mystery of Matrix's Euro/Canada releases and the great Euro/Asia Foot Locker drops that had to be cut from this list.
JD, Courir, size? and Foot Locker have been responsible for some slept-on cult classics. While the Air Max in its many forms (for instance, the UK traditionally loved the 90 and France favored the BW) is Europe's equivalent of America's Force fixation, salutes to those who paid off mortgages shifting AF1s nobody cared about locally to excitable New Yorkers. Just consider this the tip of the Euro exclusive iceberg.  
While recent internet/reseller hype has homogenized shoe styles globally (bearing in mind that you could buy Foamposites from London's House of Hoops weeks after release back in 2010, but the Galaxy release caused a one-week queue outside the Oxford Street NikeTown earlier this year), thankfully, some eccentricities remain. 


50. Nike Air Force 1 Low "White/Gum"

49. Nike Air Pegasus 89 "Green/Maize"

48. Nike Air Windrunner TR2

47. Nike Dunk High "Shima Shima III"

46. Nike Air Max BW "Saint Germain"

45. Nike Air Huarache Light "JD Sports"

44. Nike Air Lunar 180 x size?

43. Nike Air Max Light "Grey/Black/Sport Red"

42. Nike Air Max BW "White/Black/Orange"

41. Nike Dunk High "Euro Knicks"

40. Nike Dynasty Hi Vintage

39. Nike Air Trainer 1 "Black/Royal Blue"

38. Nike Air Presto "Camo"

37. Nike Air Force 1 "Portlands"

36. Nike SB Zoom FC "Fret Click"

35. Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "London"

34. Nike Air Max 95 SC "White/Polar/Midnight Navy"

33. Nike Air Force 1 Low "White/Royal Blue/Black"

32. Nike Air Max 1 "Jewel Swoosh"

31. Nike ACG Air Wildwood "Skyline/Khaki"

30. Nike Air Force 1 "Cowboys"

29. Nike Air Max 95 SC "Salsa"

28. Nike Air Force 1 Low "University Blue/Medium Grey"

27. Nike Dunk High "Euro Brazil"

26. Nike Air Max 98 "JD Sports Obsidians"

25. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Cinder/Bone"

24. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Classic Green/Ginger"

23. Nike Air Max 1 "Sima Shima II"

22. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Medium Denim"

21. Nike Air Max 90 "Sunburst"

20. Nike WMNS Air Max 95 Leather SC "Pearl/Dark Forest"

19. Nike Air Max 1 "Shima Shima"

18. Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Lime"

17. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Skylines"

16. Nike Zoom Spiridon "Courir"

15. Air Jordan V "Quai 54"

14. Nike Dunk High "Euro Celtics"

13. Nike Air Epic "Footpatrol"

12. Nike Air Max 1 "Greystone"

11. Nike Vandal "Apartment/Berlin"

10. Nike Air Max 1/Nike Air Max 90 "Dave White"

9. Nike Air Force 1 Low "NYC Gold Dust"

8. Nike Dunk High "Pistachio"

7. Nike Air Max Plus "Black/Silver

6. Nike Air Max 1 "Patta"

5. Nike Zoom Talaria "Nort"

4. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Campers"

3. Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Paris"

2. Nike WMNS Air Max 90 B "Courir Denim"

1. Nike Air Force 1 Low "Courir"