With South Africa celebrating 24 years into democracy, Nike is celebrating amazing feat of their own. It’s been 31 years since Nike first introduced the Air Max One sneaker that changed sneaker technology forever. It was the first time Nike implemented the Air Max unit technology which went on to set the brand apart from the rest, positioning them as the leaders in footwear technology.
If last year is anything to go by, This Year’s Air Max day is sure to be a bigger deal than ever before. With a series of Air Max Silhouettes from the Sean Wotherspoon Air Max One rework and the New Air Max 270 with an even larger Air Max unit.
What caught our attention was the Re-Release of the Air Max 180, which was introduced in 1991. It was a new advancement in running shoe technology. This year’s Air Max day pay homage to the three artists who have impacted and influenced the breakneck aesthetic of the Air Max 180. Nike states that:
The radical look was complimented on release by a series of print and TV advertisements that were created by several graphic artists. German Alfons Holtgreve produced a dynamic black-and-white abstract work suggestive of frenetic athletic activity. Marcello Morandini, an Italian, offered a colorful mix of pattern and perspective. From London, famed Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman shared an illustration that mined Aesop’s Fables for inspiration (with 180 Air, the hare might actually have its day, he thought).
For Air Max Day 2018, Nike celebrates the impact of Holtgreve, Morandini and Steadman’s art with a trio of special-edition Nike By You Air Max 180s. There is one for each artist, prepared in a colorway derived from their respective 180 Air work from 1991.
Stay tuned to Zkhiphani to check out what’s about to come where sneakers are concerned.
FASHION At The #CosmoSummer2018 Party!
SEE PHOTOS from the cosmo summer 2018 party!
The Cosmopolitan magazine recently hosted media and celebrities at their long awaited Cosmo Summer 2018 event. The star studded event had fire performances from the likes of Nadia Nakai and celebrity choreographer Nkateko ‘Takkies’ Dinwiddy.
These are some faces we spotted:
Social media strategist Banele Christopher kept a rather casual look in a floral shirt and green pants.
Star Khulu is dressed in a floral custom made jumpsuit from Olealifestyle.
Naledi Radebe is looking gorgeous in a dress from Fashion Never and block heels from Call It Spring.
Sinovuyo Mondliwa is looking all simple and classy.
We love the purple Steve Madden shoes that Nadia Nakai is rocking.
Host of the evening Thando Thabethe shows off some skin in this cute number.
Stylist Tshepi Vundla is looking dazzling in a yellow dress with black stylish heels and a statement Louis Vuitton clutch bag.