Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Black/Grey


Looking for a Nike Air Max on steroids? Actually, that was the Air Muscle Max and Air Mad Max but these are a leaner, more brutal version of a classic. This was the year when the Air Max 90 in its traditional form seemed to crumble beneath the popularity of the Air Max 1. The one real success story from this 22 year old icon? Hyperfuse. Obviously the Infrared (and they should have done it for Coral Roses and the rest of the OG colours) was the star, but other colourways like the Olympic-inspired layers on a summer QS edition were superb too. This version looks pretty run-of-the-mill on first impressions. With all that scope to let colours overlap, blend and really pop with Hyperfuse why go so drab? This shoe's secret is the reflective detail that goes BANG in headlights or streetlights. As the end of the world seems nigh (stay safe, all our friends on the east coast) there's a need to have a "go-to" pair and these fit at least 75% off the bill. Alongside the almost camo patterned fuse layer, there's plenty of reflection on this shoe - the grey layer is all Scotchlite, as is the black multi-lace port. Even the heel branding and that AIR MAX on the side blasts in the right light too. The rubberised side panels gives it some extra resilience too. This is an update of a rude boy classic and it gives the legendary black-on-black (a British institution) a respectful remix. These arrive in the Crooked Tongues store soon...

Posted by, gwar on 29 October 2012