Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Elemental Gold”

Nike’s super deep catalog of success stories might not ever stop. Frankly, there’s no evidence to suggest they even know how to release non-hits. The Air Max 1 is one of the premier examples of this record. The brand’s major footprint in the runners game largely came about as a storm that started off with the AM 1. Along the way, we’ve seen some pretty outstanding models, ranging from the functional to the downright flashy. We’ve even gotten some all-time-great colorways of the Air Max 1. Most recently, we get a look at the Nike Air Max 1 Premium in “Elemental Gold.”

As with all of Nike’s Premium offerings, the upgrades here are mostly on the materials. Though we usually see some sort of suede or leather on this sort of release, things are different here. The uppers sport canvas, for the most part, showing some interesting stitch detailing throughout. If the materials are a bit underwhelming, it’s a good thing this isn’t the main draw. nestled on the shoe’s heel is a branding alteration. The “Air Max” logo here is a call back to the print on the Air Max 93’s tongue. An often unheralded model, this subtle placement gives it the shoutout it deserves.

The colorway here is one we’re used to seeing drop during the winter months when Nike releases heat in response to the frigid winds. With that being said, it’s also nice to see the underrated Air Max 93 get something of a callback. The Swoosh has put together a line of retro runners that span so wide that we often forget about some less popular models. Luckily for the OG Swoosh heads, Nike has a thing for bringing back gems from the past.

Out since late December, make sure you don’t miss out on these beauties!