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In March 2016, HTM celebrates Air Max, adding new dimension to the elusive collaborative line. For the first time, Hiroshi Fujiwara has crafted a model that reflects his contribution to the longstanding partnership. Here, the designer breaks down the Nike Air Max LD-Zero H.
On mining the archives… I wanted to create something that would resonate with people who are interested in classic styles.
On bringing the past to the present… I love searching through the Nike archives. On a recent visit, I happened to come across the Nike Boston, which was a predecessor to the LD-1000. I thought it would be really interesting to combine that silhouette with the latest technologies available today. Performance technologies are amazing to work with, so I paired the Boston upper with the Air Max 2014 platform
On the aesthetic… I experimented quite a bit with materials before landing on nylon and suede. Those materials, along with the blue color, give the shoe a classic aesthetic.
The nylon upper connects back to the original Nike Boston. The Nike Air Max 2014 platform delivers lightweight, flexible cushioning. The suede heel and leather back tab lends a luxurious finish. Nike Flywire technology provides an adaptive and supportive fit.
The Nike Air Max LD-Zero H is available March 19 at nike.com/airmax and on Air MaxDay at select retailers.