Even though it has a different type of Nike Air Max cushioning, the once-exclusive-to-FootLocker Air Max Plus silhouette is paying tribute to Marion “Frank” Rudy, who created Air.
The details of this shoe pay homage to its history
The new pair, which seems to be part of a large collection, comes in a simple colorway similar to a recently released Air Max 90. The whole sneaker is white and off-white, with semi-transparent TPU overlays that look like palm trees. When paired with the blueprint-style sock liners and “sketched” profile swooshes, the design choice is a nod to the model’s roots, with the roots of Air being the main theme. “Est. 1998” is printed on the side of the Tuned Air bubble underfoot, a nod to the year Sean McDowell’s performance-runner came out, and the aglets probably have “M. FRANK RUDY” text like the Air Max 90.
The newest Nike Air Max Plus model is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the sneaker industry’s biggest innovators in technology. Because of this commemorative design, Frank Rudy’s life and times will live on in the minds and hearts of whoever gets to wear a pair.