The Nike Sportswear Women’s City Collection comes into full bloom with six vibrant variants of the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra. The collection is influenced by distinct style capitals — London, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo — each home to passionate running populations.
Six new Nike Air Max 1 Ultra designs feature three distinct patterns, each inspired by representative flowers and local heritage of two cites. The prints form individual color schemes that define each city, allowing each shoe to stand-alone. The Air Max 1 Ultra extends the Air Max family tree. It features a completely new outsole that uses less material than the original for dramatically improved flexibility and reduced weight.
The Nike Wmns Air Max 1 Ultra City Collection is a Sole Academy exclusive and comes in at the right time as they open the doors of their flagship store at Bonifacio Global City. Here’s a closer look at each city’s inspiration and detail. Each pair from the pack retails for Php 7,995 and will be available for raffle. Make sure to follow Sole Academy on their social media accounts on how to avail of these pairs.
NEW YORK AND PARIS
New York’s roses and Paris’s famed lilies constitute the first pattern. On the New York edition, the motif is applied in a monochromatic black/white/gray palette, fitting of a modern landscape and the city’s penchant for the color black. Its Parisian counterpart takes the decoration in blushing rococo pastels.
TOKYO AND LONDON
London and Tokyo, represented by roses and cherry blossoms, respectively, combine in the second dynamic design. A monochromatic indigo scheme represents the Japanese capital, while London receives a fiery red-and-white treatment atop a black background to reflect its gothic architecture.
MILAN AND SHANGHAI
Finally, Milan’s lilies and Shanghai’s plum blossoms are matched in delicate balance. A bleached bronze tone, evocative of the Italian Renaissance, highlights the Milan Air Max 1 Ultra, in contrast with a saturated monochromatic red on the Shanghai version.