Years after its release, Nike has just reissued one of the most iconic pairs for a whole generation, the Air Max Plus 3. Marketed for the first time in 1998, it has made a comeback in its original color since November 8. in Foot Locker stores and on Nike.com.
Nike Air Max Plus 3 OG: The Return of a 1998 Icon
Designed by Sean McDowell, the Air Max Plus 3 or Tn III marked an entire generation when it appeared in 1998, with its revolutionary design and sophisticated and original design. Following the Air Max Plus, better known under the name of “shark” for its lateral undulations and its Tuned Air cushioning system, the Air Max Plus 3 has played the card of aerodynamics, following the original idea of its designer, who wanted to offer a new generation running shoe, armed with a series of reflective elements dear to runners.
20 years later, the Nike Air Max Plus 3 returns in its OG blue colourway of yesteryear
Armed with “Its horizontal reinforcing elements on the mesh upper displaying a gradient of blue offer a feeling of speed and movement, even when the shoe is not moving” as Nike comments in its description, this sneaker intended for the track was like the majority of the other models of the Air Max range, taken up by the streetwear trend in full boom at the end of the 90s. In England as in France, the Air Max family and in particular its Tn branch becomes synonymous with against the current, street or rave.
The Air Max Plus Tn3 and its futuristic design
Intended exclusively for the Foot Locker network, the Air Max Plus III or Air Max Plus Tn3 therefore met with great success upon its release in 1998 in its cult blue color, despite its high selling price for the time. Riding on the very trendy 90s, Nike has just struck a blow to the delight of nostalgic people and those who have only dreamed of it. Offered at 180 euros, the pair is however no exception to its history of high-end product and in passing regains its original color now blue called “OG”. The Hyper Violet versions, gradient from yellow to purple and the more sober Wolf Gray, will follow from November 30th..
Air Max Plus III: the two other Hyper Violet and Wolf Gray colorways arrive on November 30
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