As one of the most celebrated and embraced Nike silhouettes in Japan, the Air Max 95 is annually awarded a handful of regional-exclusive releases as a little thank you from Beaverton. The connection between Nike and Japan goes way back to their formative years, as does the Air Max 95 silhouette, which was embraced by Japan’s streetwear culture from day dot. Earlier this year we saw a trio of exclusives arrive for the silhouette’s 25th anniversary, including the Air Max 95 “Spring Flower”, “Cherry Blossom” Air Max 95s, and the “Mt Fuji” Air Max 95 Utility. For 2021, the tradition continues with this, the Nike Air Max 95 “Japan”, of which a first teaser look has landed.
Though tough to establish its layered upper, it appears to feature panels of convenience store-style branding collage, with katakana text seemingly placed at random throughout — all of which looks to sit under a TPU overlay. Tongues follow the direction of the upper — again appearing with a balayage of prints — and are capped with black leather trim to match that found at the toe cap. Further splashes of black are found at the liner and outsole, the latter resting below an orange-flecked midsole unit filled with both neon orange and volt Air supports. Completing the design are reflect-finished white ribbon eyelets, white laces, and a classic orange Swoosh at the lateral ankle.
Though there is likely to be many more details to be found from future images, you can take in a quick look at the Nike Air Max 95 “Japan” here below — and be sure to keep your eyes locked on our official Twitter account for further updates as we edge closer to its expected release in and around 2021’s Air Max Day in March.
Update 01.13.21 // Official images for the Nike Air Max 95 “Japan” have arrived courtesy of @US_11. The fresh imagery reveals hidden details on both sides of the sneaker, namely, the medial side shows the date 3/26 — Air Max Day — indicating a potential release for the occasion. The pair is best for you to discover yourself, so take a trip through the official imagery here below, and be sure to keep your eyes locked on our official Twitter account for further updates as we edge closer to Air Max Day in March.
In other Air Max news, a love note-adorned Air Max 90 has appeared ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Update 02.08.21 // Retailers throughout Japan have penciled in a release date for the Air Max 95 “Japan” — AKA “Swoosh Mart” — for March 19th. A Stateside and wider global release are yet to be confirmed.
Release Date: March 19th, 2021
Style Code: DD5482-902
Color: Multi-Color/Total Orange-Black-White
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