The Nike Air Max 98 has seen a big revival this year featuring a wide variety of colorways and concepts. Continuing the sneaker’s retro into the new year, we have an early look at what might be the first Nike Air Max 98 of 2019. One of Nike’s offering for the upcoming Chinese New Year comes in the form of the Air Max 98 that pays homage to numerous sneakers of the past.
With first images coming from Instagram via @le.syndrome, the sneaker incorporates a variety of Chinese New Year aesthetics. Serving as a collage of components, the upper features a mix of snakeskin, animal hair, and a floral graphic in the style of the “Tianjin” Foamposite from 2015. Accenting colors of teal, red, and gold can be found throughout the sneaker with patent leather adorning the certain parts of the shoe as well. The look is finished off with a set of speckled laces and a “prayer hands” graphic that can be found on the mostly black outsole.
The “Home & Away” lineup boasts new takes inspired by Houston, Atlanta and Miami on classic shoes including the Air Max 95, the Air Force One High, the Air Force One Low and the Air Max Plus/97. The collection features “Home” and “Away” colorways of the sneakers that feature looks synonymous with each city.