Prepare for Landing: Nike draws inspiration from the ‘Opportunity’ Rover with this Air Max 90
Space exploration and Mars missions have always been something mankind have been curious about. Back in 2003, they launched the Mars ‘Opportunity’ Rover to learn more about the red planet and its terrain. In 2014, Nike Sportswear released the Air Max 90 ‘Lunar Landing’, with its reflective crater uppers with the US flag on the heel. This weekend, Nike follows it up with the ‘Mars Landing’ AM 90, which showcases images of Mars on the upper and a rover-wheel inspired graphic on the outsole.
Just like the 2014 release, the shoe features reflective materials throughout the upper, laces and the speckled midsole. One new thing on the sneaker is the inclusion of metallic hits on the tongue, heel and outsole, as they are a nod to the shiny silver Mars rovers.
The Nike Air Max 90 ‘Mars Landing’ drops tomorrow, March 16th, exclusively at Commonwealth (Rockwell and Greenbelt). The shoe is available on a first come, first serve basis.