Update: Just weeks ago, we were treated to a first look at Nikeâ€™s upcoming Air Max 1 colorways for its annual Puerto Rico-themed collection. The shoe is no stranger to representing the territory with a pair included in the 2019 collection. Now, official images of the â€œOrange Frostâ€ pair have hit the net ahead of its release in June. Stay tuned for a complete breakdown of the â€œBlue Galeâ€ pair and for launch details. For more information, dive into our initial coverage below.
Original Story: Nike often shows love to its fans out in Puerto Rico by crafting special footwear colorways that are devoted to its nation. In the past, weâ€™ve seen the Swoosh cook up Air Trainer 1s, Air Max 97s and Air Force 1 Lows that are designed with the territoryâ€™s signature colors, and now the Beaverton brand is slated to add a duo of Air Max 1s to this repertoire.
The timing of this preview makes perfect sense given that National Puerto Rican Day is coming up on June 11, 2023. For this initiative, Nike designers cooked one of the iterations with off-white underlays and bold blue overlays and jeweled Swooshes â€” a palette thatâ€™s similar to the Air Force 1 Lows that were released in 2022. Red eyelets and heel branding reference the Caribbean islandâ€™s flag while the â€œPuerto Ricoâ€ adorned lace deubrÃ©s are finished in metallic silver.
Its release sibling takes a more vibrant approach as it is styled with muted gray underlays while orange and yellow overlays sit adjacent while its deubrÃ©s deviate with a gilded exterior. Both pairs will also be housed inside special shoe boxes that feature ice cream flavors on the exterior. Sit tight for further word on their official launch.
For more sneaker news, the Nike ISPA Mindbody has been unveiled in â€œLight Creamâ€ and â€œWhite/Blackâ€ colorways.