AIR MAX 98
95 and 97 may be numbers that loom particularly large in the imagination when it comes to Air Max, but 1998 was a bumper crop year in the field of air cushioned sneakers. Twenty-one years on from 1998, and the Air Max 98 is finally back in the limelight, thanks to a slate of 20th anniversary releases in 2018; some 98 models are popular favorites, others are underrated gems, but all of them are classics.
Tasked with following the iconic Air Max 97, the Air Max 98 kept the full length Max Air sole, and made performance-enhancing tweaks to the upper design, notably a synthetic leather and mesh upper reduced weight from previous models and an external lacing structure. An overall, more athletically inspired design distinguished the 98 from its immediate predecessors.
The latest variation of the Air Max 98 leans heavily into its birth year, with a visual motif inspired by some of the era's most pervasive style trends. A white on white upper with hints of blue, red, and silver proudly wave the flag for a fresh out of the box cleanliness sensibility, and a futuristic metallic silver, '98' will be familiar to anyone who lived through the bigger is better ethos at the dawn of the new millennium.
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- Nike AIr Max 98
- Summit White/Metallic Silver
- CD1538 100