I’ve had these since release and haven’t had the time to write about it or post the photos (I still haven’t worn them either). This is the retro release of the very popular, classic and iconic Air 180 originally released in 1992. This shoe was created by the one and only Tinker Hatfield, that built an even larger visible air unit into this shoe (it contains 50% more air than previous Air Max shoes.) with a clear sole that covered the Air unit, so anyone could visibly see the air from 180 degrees. Hence the name, Air 180. The sneaker was released for only one year and came in a few c/w’s, than vanished. A lot of sneakerheads slept on the OG release and most that cared at the time, gobbled up the second release, but since than a lot of peoples interest in the shoe, like myself, has gotten stronger. This third release (first official for Australia) in it’s original colorway, will no doubt be big (especially since it is a quick-strike release).
The model, unlike other retro releases, has stayed true to the original specifications; OG model and colorway, big air unit, pink accents on the base, blue swoosh and lining, white suede upper, white durasheen on the side panels and toe box. This shoe is so true, it makes me think if this is original stock found lost in a Nike warehouse. But probably not. You can pick it up for $90 and above. If your in NYC, check it out at one of my Fav Boutiques (this is where I purchased mine), Goliath NY or give them a call to check size availability 212.360.7683. They stay true to retail on prices and have some real nice sales from time to time. If your in NJ, Bergen or Hudson county, another nice boutique is Sneaker Hub. Enjoy the pics….and size up because they run tight and small!
*note: Originally thought to be a shoe for running, it actually is a ‘Trainer’ in similar capacity to the Air Trainer 1*
**check out the last pic of a one-of-a kind Kanye West Air 180 model made exclusively for him*
**Kanye West Air 180