Season after season, Supreme and Nike join forces to release some of the most covetable kicks in the game. The New York streetwear label often digs deep into the Swoosh’s archive and thrusts a previously overlooked silhouette into the sneaker stratosphere. Recent collections have rendered a cult-loved indoor soccer shoe, a flame-covered dad sneaker, and a bejeweled aughts-era skate shoe, just to name a few. This week, Supreme and Nike have teamed up on an ultra-luxe version of the Air Max 95, elevating and dressing up the classic shoe into something of a high-fashion sneaker.
Made in Italy exclusively for Supreme, the collaborative sneaker features an Italian leather upper with laser perforated logo side panel and gets the full leather lining treatment. Other high-end details include custom leather insoles with gold lettering pressed into the heel and glossy metal hang tags. The Air Max 95 is a curious choice for a high-end makeover but one that feels very spot-on to a brand like Supreme. Nike ACG designer Sergio Lozano was tapped to bring a fresh (and outdoorsy) perspective to the Air Max series. The distinctly rippled running sneaker would make its debut in the mid-1990s to little fanfare. While the sneaker never became an ultra-popular running shoe as intended, it was embraced by sneakerhead and hip-hop communities alike.
The Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 Lux will be offered in three colors: shiny black, cherry red, and royal blue. It’s worth noting that all these upmarket details come with a price tag to match; the sneaker will retail for $500, making it the most expensive Supreme x Nike sneaker ever released in the duo’s long history of working together. That said, the limited-edition kicks have all the signs of being a hit sneaker, so, you can expect them to be worth every precious penny.
Originally Appeared on GQ