To celebrate Air Max Day 2017, Nike Sportswear has selected 12 RevolutionAirs from around the globe to reimagine and create their own Nike Air Max shoe with Nike’s design team. Each RevolutionAir has co-created a design that expresses their world through Air Max.
The 12 RevolutionAIRs are Alexandra Hackett (London), Artemy Lebedev (Moscow), Bunyamin Aydin (Istanbul), Celement Balvoine (Amsterdam), Fabikr (Seoul), Kyle Ng (Los Angeles), Lourdes Villagómez (Mexico City), Naotaka Konno (Tokyo), Sean Wotherspoon (Los Angeles), Shangguan Zhe (Shanghai), Tianzhuo Chen (Beijing), and Venus X (New York).
Today, we get a look at three of the North American entries.
UPDATE: To see all 12 RevolutionAirs designs and the inspiration behind each one, CLICK HERE.
Sean Wotherspoon – Los Angeles, California
Sean is a co-owner & operator of Round Two – a popular buy, sell & trade vintage store in Los Angeles. Known for his curation of vintage pieces and appreciation for quality, colors and textures, he is always thinking of ways to be different to push the culture to the next level and inspire others.
Sean’s love for vintage Nike hats from the 1980s inspire his Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 design. With a raw edge, this sneaker is sure to wear in great, with frayed edges and a bold color scheme – and don’t get us started on the velour collar lining and custom wave tongue logo.
Kyle NG – Los Angeles, California
Kyle Ng is a multimedia artist and designer who cofounded the brand Brain Dead. He works in many mediums of design and curates many art-focused projects. Born in Orinda, California, Kyle now lives in LA where he and his Melbourne-based partner develop and produce music, books, clothing, and art through their design agency, Studio Void. Kyle wants to inspire people to think differently, to dig deeper and try to understand each other, to keep pushing and creating above the status quo.
An Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit through and through, the shoe features a neutral color pallet and a hand-painted, DIY aesthetic to deliver an unfinished look. Capped off with a heel logo sporting the phrase, “Give a Damn,” this design provokes the community to make their voices heard and to take a stand for what they believe in.
Venus X – New York City, New York
Venus X was born in Harlem and raised in Dyckman. She is a renowned Dominican- Ecuadorian DJ, owner of the shop Planet X, and the driving force behind GHE20G0TH1K, a warehouse party and record label. Venus X plays the sport of the streets – led by reckless DJ sets, equal part indulgent and politically aggressive, she has created the sonic tone for the mayhem that unfolds on the worlds’ dance floor. She is a self- proclaimed troublemaker who is designing her own radical world through music, fashion and art where experimentation and freedom lead the culture forward.
With Venus’s conscious message around an environment of escalating tension, this Air Max 97 takes a clear stance with bold lettering across the toe and up the leg. The upper has a color palette that nods to a classic Air Max Plus colorway, with an over-the-knee zip-away vinyl sock that completes the futuristic, fantasy approach to the classic design.
Beginning this Saturday, March 18th, you can vote for one of the 12 RevolutionAirs designs via Nike.com and in North America through Nike+ SNKRS. The winning design will be revealed on Air Max Day and the shoes will release in 2018.
Polls will be open through March 25, and the winner will then be announced the following day on the March 26th.