After cleaning out the Nike Sportswear Fall/Winter 2010 Women's Footwear Collection preview, now we are onto the even more extensive collection for men. As previously mentioned, the upcoming season will be taking a turn from soccer (for this season) to running, and Nike has updated several of their classic running silhouettes such as the Nike Air Max family with new technology, and thus creating new family members for the Nike Air Max clan. Of course, some other notables include a collaboration low-top moccasin like Nike Air Moc with Maharam, several iconic premium releases such as the Air Force 1 High and Air Force 1 Low Premium in subtle hiking boot shades and topped with a muted perforated Swoosh, and some new Nike ACG boots.
One of the key things to note for this season, as per mentioned, since Nike Sportswear will be all about running in the colder weather, is the updated Nike Air Max family. In terms of running silhouettes, the classic Nike Air Max family makes a rather sizable debut, since Air Max is easily one of the most popular running shoes worn. The Nike Air Max 1 and Nike Air Maxim 1 are all returning in new colorways, and the stand out pieces in the Air Max family has to be the Nike Air Max 90 Current Mooire which sports an interesting perforated digital camouflage look.
Meanwhile, the hiking boot silhouette is also rather popular for Fall/Holiday, as Nike is releasing the Nike Lunar Path in two shades, complete with the new ultra-lightweight Nike Lunarlon technology. Then, there is the slightly sportier and more seamless looking Nike Lunar Macleay; a new brushed suede renditions of the Nike Air Magma and a new Nike Air Escape compete with speckled soles and colorful uppers.
Collaboration wise, while Maraham decided to dress the Nike Dunk High Skinny in their specially selected fabric for the women, for the men, they have opted for a more casual-looking, slip-on Nike Air Moc. Looking very much like bedroom slippers with an extremely tough-wearing sole, the Maharam x Nike Air Moc shall be quite perfect for the men who love the design aesthetics of visvim, but at the same time are looking for something slightly more minimal as well.
In exploring new colorways, while this season we have spotted the Nike Air Royalty Mid being transformed into dessert-like macaroon shades, next season, the Nike Air Royalty Mid is all about color-blocking, very much reminiscent of works by minimalist artists such as Frank Stella or Yves Klein. Last but not least, the perennial favorite, Nike Blazer has been given an opulent make over with rich colors, golden quilted stitching and metallic Swooshes.
Take some time to peruse through the collection, and enjoy the ease of being in the know and having the complete picture earlier than others.