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Nike Air Max Kabutomushi Collection Release Date

The Nike Air Max Kabutomushi Collection includes the Nike Air Max Lunar1 and Nike Air Max 95 both inspired by the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. You’ll be able to bug out for Air Max on December 27th as this collection will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers, including Nike.com. Read below for more details about this collection.

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Inspired by the Japanese rhinoceros beetle, two iconic Air Max silhouettes–Air Max Lunar1 and Air Max 95–have been re-imagined, expanding the next iteration of the Kabutomushi lineup that first grabbed our attention in 2008.

Referred to as Kabutomushi, the rhinoceros beetle is as intriguing as its outward appearance. With enormous strength, the beetle uses a protruding horn from its armored body to catapult predators from branches and logs to defend its territory.

Aesthetically, each silhouette features iconic safari print decorated in a metallic finish, giving each design a textured, bug-like appearance. A mix of Black, Antarctica, Catalina and Team Orange tones represent the iridescent color palette of the beetle’s exoskeleton. For the Air Max Lunar1, it’s an updated take on a classic silhouette. With premium leather and safari-print overlays adorning the upper, a two-toned, speckled Lunarlon midsole and see-through Air-Sole unit delivers dynamic cushioning. For the Air Max 95, the shoe takes new life from its human anatomy roots. Leather side panels, representing muscles, are highlighted in a combination of metallic safari print. The spine-like midsole is subtle in black, integrating an Air-Sole unit in the heel and forefoot for extra comfort. The design is completed with vibrant laces and lace loops, making the silhouette as eye-catching as the beetle itself.

Nike Air Max Lunar1 Deluxe
Antarctica/Anthracite/Black/Team Orange
717598-400
December 27, 2014
$160

Nike Air Max 95 Deluxe
Black/Catalina/Team Orange/Antarctica
728475-001
December 27, 2014
$200

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Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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