Nike Unveils the 12 Revolutionairs Designs for Air Max Day

Nike Unveils the 12 Revolutionairs Designs for Air Max Day

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Nike Air Max Alexandra Hackett

For this year’s Air Max Day “Vote Forward” campaign, Nike invited a dozen creatives from all over the world — dubbed “Revolutionairs” — to Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. These artists, designers, DJs, and retailers were tasked with reimagining Nike Air Max styles; the Revolutionair’s shoe with the most votes will have his or her Nike Air model released.

The twelve Revolutionairs are Alexandra Hackett (London), Artemy Lebedev (Moscow), Bunyamin Aydin (Istanbul), Celement Balvoine (Amsterdam), Fabikr (Seoul), Kyle Ng (Los Angeles), Lourdes Villagómez (Mexico City), Naotaka Konno (Tokyo), Sean Wotherspoon (Los Angeles), Shangguan Zhe (Shanghai), Tianzhou Chen (Beijing), and Venus X (New York).

Continue to scroll below to check out the Nike 12 RevolutionAirs designs. Voting starts on March 18th on Nike SNKRS. Polls will open on March 25th while the winner will be announced on March 26th. The shoe that wins will release in 2018.

ALEXANDRA HACKETT (LONDON)
Nike Air Max Alexandra Hackett

Hackett’s shoe combines elements from the Air Max 1, 90, 180, 93, 95, 97, Plus, 360 and 2015.

ARTEMY LEBEDEV (MOSCOW)
Nike Air Max Artemy Labedev

Lebedev’s shoe pairs the Air Max 97 silhouette with a blacked-out, reflective upper and a zip-up shroud covering the laces.

BUNYAMIN AYDIN (ISTANBUL)
Nike Air Max Bunyamin Aydin

Aydin’s shoe reflects Eastern cultural history by combining artisanal textures with contemporary digital printing.

CLEMENT BALAVOINE (AMSTERDAM)
Nike Air Max Clement Balavoine

Balavoine’s shoe draws inspiration from the upper of the Air Max 90 and the tongue and tooling of the Air Max 97, with additional details like cryptic numbers printed on the airbag.

FABRIKR (SEOUL)
Nike Air Max Fabrikr

Fabrikr’s shoe is inspired by sneakerheads wrapping their shoes in plastic, as well as the morning fog at Nike WHQ. It places transparent material on the upper of the OG red and white Air Max 1.

KYLE NG (LOS ANGELES)
Nike Air Max Kyle NG

Ng’s Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit has hand-painted, neutral colors and hints of infrared with a heel that reads, “Give a damn,” in support of expression and empathy.

LOURDES VILLAGÓMEZ (MEXICO CITY)
Nike Air Max Lourdes Villagomez

Villagómez’s Air Max 1 x Air Max 90 hybrid is inspired by the vibrance of the Quetzal bird found in the forests of Central America.

NAOTAKA KONNO (TOKYO)
Nike Air Max Naotaka Konno

Konno’s shoe combines a Flyknit upper and Air Max 97 airbag with inspiration from Tokyo’s club scene and street culture.

SEAN WOTHERSPOON (LOS ANGELES)
Nike Air Max Sean Wotherspoon

Wotherspoon’s Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 hybrid is inspired by vintage Nike hats from the ‘80s.

SHANGGUAN ZHE (SHANGHAI)
Nike Air Max Shangguan She Shanghai

Zhe’s shoe has an upper featuring a pattern inspired by the wings of Dragon Flies, one of the lightest creatures found in nature.

CHEN TIANZHUO (BEIJING)
Nike Air Max Chen Tianzhuo

Tianzhuo’s shoe draws inspiration from ski boots, bugs, plate armor, and the KOBE IX Elite.

VENUS X (NEW YORK)
Nike Air Max Venus X

Venus X’s shoe pairs an Air Max 97 upper — in the classic Air Max Plus colorway — with bold lettering on the toe and leg.