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Since ’03: The Nike Air Max 90 ‘Python’ makes its return this week along with a new iteration of the classic

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Nike

Aside from the Air Max 97, 98, 270 and 720, it’s been a while since we’ve seen some of the other iconic Nike Air Max silhouettes come out of the woodworks. Out of nowhere, Nike Sportswear releases two memorable colorways of the Air Max 90 this week (we’ll get to the nitty gritty in a bit). Though I’ve heard that the Air Max 90 still sells pretty well in other parts of the country, the Air Max 90 QS ‘Python’ makes a comeback since its initial run from the early 2000s.

With the recent releases with the Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan 11s, it makes perfect sense for Nike to bring back some more snakeskin patterns with the resurgence of the trend these days. For this one, Nike Sportswear had to go way back into the early 2000s for this one. Back when retros were starting to become a thing, Nike released a Black/White/Particle Grey Air Max 90 with leather panels replacing the traditional mesh. The overlays had a faux python pattern, giving the shoe some added detail. Light Grey accents such as the Swoosh, midsole and heel complete the look.

While the Python AM90s provide nostalgia to the older heads, Nike decided to double the fun with the Air Max 90 ‘Green Python’. Just like the Python, the Green Python features green python patterns on its overlays coupled with leather panels on the toe and collar. For an added accent, the visible Air unit is done in red to go with the badge on the heel. The color blocking on the Green Python 90s are reminiscent of the Air Max 1 Premium by atmos from 2013, but both pairs are definitely a nod from the 2003 AM90.

The Air Max 90 QS ‘Python’ and ‘Green Python’ drop this Thursday, June 13, and will each retail for Php 7,195. Sole Academy is releasing the pairs at their BGC location upon store opening. You can also wait online tonight as the shoe drops midnight via their online store.