March 17, 2017

Vote Now For Your Favorite Nike “RevolutionAirs” Design To Be Released in 2018

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One of the many activations for Air Max Day 2017.

We’re just a few days away from the fourth annual Air Max Day celebration — this year honoring the 30th anniversary of Nike’s original Air Max 1 — and one of the fan-favorite activations is usually the “Vote Back” poll.

While last year gave people the opportunity to bring back an old fave, this year’s voting process will adapt a new “Vote Forward” campaign with help from the “RevolutionAirs”. The Swoosh’s new elite design team is comprised of artists, designers, DJs, and retailers from across the globe that each constructed their own Nike Air Max silhouette at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. In the end, one of the 12 RevolutionAir designs will be chosen for a release sometime in 2018 — more than likely in time for next year’s celebration.

Hear from the RevolutionAirs themselves in the video above, then get a breakdown of each sneaker model below:

Artemy Lebedev — Moscow

Reworked Air Max 97 with blacked-out, reflective upper and zip-up shroud covering laces.

Bunyamin Aydin — Istanbul

Reworked Air Max 97 with artisanal textures inspired by Eastern cultural history and contemporary digital printing.

Clement Balavoine — Amsterdam

Reworked Air Max 90 with tongue and tooling from the Air Max 97.

Fabrikr — Seoul

Reworked Air Max 1 with transparent material inspired by sneakerheads wrapping their shoes in plastic and the morning fog at Nike WHQ.

Alexandra Hackett — London

Spliced silhouette using elements from the Air Max 1, 90, 180, 93, 95, 97, Plus, 360 and 2015.

Kyle Ng — Los Angeles

Reworked Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit with hand-painted, neutral colors and hints of infrared. Heel reads, “Give a damn,” in support of expression and empathy.

Lourdes Villagómez — Mexico City

Reworked Air Max 1 x Air Max 90 hybrid inspired by the vibrance of the Quetzal bird found in the forests of Central America.

Naotaka Konno — Tokyo

Reworked Flyknit upper and Air Max 97 airbag with inspiration from Tokyo’s club scene and street culture.

Shangguan Zhe — Shanghai

Pattern inspired by the wings of Dragon Flies, one of the lightest creatures found in nature.

Sean Wotherspoon — Los Angeles

Reworked Air Max 97 x Air Max 1 hybrid inspired by vintage Nike hats from the ‘80s.

Chen Tianzhuo — Beijing

Reworked KOBE IX Elite with additional inspiration from ski boots, bugs, and plate armor.

Venus X — New York

Reworked Air Max 97 upper in a classic Air Max Plus colorway with bold lettering on the toe and leg.

Vote for your favorite RevolutionAir beginning today over on Nike.

All design details and descriptions provided by Nike News.

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