After the immensely successful Air Max 90 “Tongue n’ Cheek” Edition, Nike Sportswear partnered with British-base artist Ben Drury in creating the new Air Max 90 Current “Silent Listener”. A reference to the City of London and the long quiet evening strolls Drury love, the Silent Listener focus of the city’s sense of duality, from vibrant urban center to countryside like suburbia. Factors all visible on the design, from muted black upper to to the single D-ring eyelet, and tubular laces in bright blue.
As Ben Drury stated, “The partnership came about to celebrate a long term 3 way collaboration between myself, Dizzee and Nike Sportswear, kind of joining the dots. However, as it developed, Dizzee’s shoe, which I co-created, became more about his album (Tongue n’ Cheek), which was totally where he was at that time. I channeled that in the same way I work with him when I design his sleeves. His Air Max 90 became the “Tongue n’ Cheek”, mine became the “Silent Listener”. It was designed as a counterpoint to Dizzee’s Air Max 90. Walk with me. Traversing the city. I walk in London like I walk on Dartmoor. Using waypoints, landmarks, and local knowledge. The city as a landscape. Distances shrink with the right footwear.”
Limited to only 125 pairs, the Air Max 90 Current “Silent Listener” Edition will be officially release tomorrow, December 11th, exclusively available at Nike Sportswear 1948 Flagship Store in London
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Release Date: December 11th (Tomorrow!)