Marion Franklin Rudy aka Frank Rudy is the engineer who created Nike’s Air technology, which forever changed the footwear business. In 1978, Nike released the first shoe using Rudy’s “Air” technology, the Air Tailwind. In 1980, he was a able to patent the technology furthering the “Revolution.”
To pay tribute to the latest engineer, Nike will be releasing a special edition Air Max 90. The shoe features a White base constructed in a mix of mesh, leather, and suede materials. It comes with special details such as blueprint insoles showing off the technology artwork with his signature, his iconic California “Nike Air” license plate hangtags, EST. 1990 printed on the lateral Air unit, and his name printed on the laces tips. A White midsole atop a Gum translucent outsole completes the design.
Check out the official photos below, and look for the Nike Air Max 90 SE “M. Frank Rudy” to release in the coming weeks at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $140 USD.
Color: Summit White/White-Lemon Wash
Style Code: DV1734-100
Release Date: 2022