You voted for them! (Or probably voted for them anyways). as It was during last years anniversary that Nike gave sneakerheads the rare opportunity to vote for their favourite ever Air Max. The stakes were high as Nike promised to re-release that silhouette in 2017. There was a whole lot of heat available to chose from including the 'Chlorophyll', 'Viotechs', 'Duck Camo' & 'War Hawk' 90's. But the winner by a long shot was with the Tokyo store Collab with Atmos and their 'Elephant' print taking the most votes which have led to this release occurring.
Designed by Hirofumi Kojima the original Atmos Collab was released in 2007 making it 10 years ago (co-incident?), the design is inspired by bathing Elephants and the Jordan 3's that were the first sneakers to host the unique print.
Featuring a patent leather Jade swoosh which gives the Atmos the distinct look that makes it one of the most popular Air Max 1's to date, plush suedes and of course the legendary Elephant print brandishing around the mudguard and ankle.
These sneakers have found a perfect blend of Minimalism and maximalism and are highly sought after for a reason, so make sure you don't miss out on these.
Releasing in-store tomorrow at 10:00 am (GMT) 18/03/17
*1 pair per customer, no exceptions!*
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You can only purchase your size, check shop window for available size list.
It's that time of the year again, I don't know about you but for me, its been such a cold Winter, so I am beyond happy that the sun is finally starting to make its debut, the days are becoming longer, the sky becomes bright blue again and the greenery finally starts to appear making for a lush colour palette as opposed to the dull grey city aesthetic.
Nike has got us prepared for the warmer days by releasing a whole host of silhouettes that have been coated in a rich Legion Green and Palm Green that reflects the influx of flourishing vegetation. Containing popular models like the Cortez, Talaria, Huarache, Footscape, Jordans, Air Force 1, Mayfly, Air Max 90's & The Lunar Magista, so there is a whole host of shapes that will suit everyone's tastes. Featuring different materialisation throughout with plush suedes, durable Nylon, breathable Flyknit and mesh, meaning you can step out in comfort and style this Spring.
The question is, which of the silhouettes in stock are your favourite? My personal choice is the Mayfly due to its minimal construction and lightweight feel, matched with its unique design and spongy midsole providing that bouncy step. But the Cortez is another model that sways me thanks to its clean colour built upon an iconic sneak.
We recently received our first pair of Air Max Thea Flyknit in a clean monochrome iteration, it saw an intricate Flyknit weave of Black & White merging together to create a beautifully crafted monochrome colourway.
The Flyknit upper provides a breathable functionality which is perfect for the warmer weather approaching, the Phylon insert that is located in the forefoot provides lightweight comfort at the front and the PU insert in the iconic Air Max heel unit offer amazing cushioning at the back, the cored-out midsole offers an even lighter feel for that easy daily wear. The Thea are amazing to wear on your feet thanks to its snug socklike feel which hugs your foot providing great profile as well as a natural support.
This release sees two completely different colourways enter the scene for the Women's only silhouette, one being the iconic 'Multi-knit' that makes its way on pretty much all Flyknit models, most famously the Flyknit racer which sold out straight away and has been sought after ever since. It is extremely popular due to its vibrant and unique colour which seems to have all colours of the Rainbow on the upper, matched with unique Metallic Silver accents on the Swoosh bringing a futuristic edge, with contrasting black accents brandishing on the premium leather heel and around the ankle, broken up cleanly with a white midsole to finish off the sneaker. If you want to stand out in the crowd and show your colourful side then these are a definite cop for you, they will be snapping necks wherever you go.
The second release has a lot more of a contemporary style with a seasonally toned Legion Green 'Olive' upper with hints of black weaved into it, with a contrasting white swoosh and the Palm Green leather heel complimenting the sneaker, it is a fresh sneaker and aesthetically pleasing thanks to it's up to date style mixed with the intricate Flyknit structure.
These are two completely contrasting looking sneakers and appeal to both ends of the style spectrum so we are sure they'll be great for you. Which colourway is your favourite? For me, it is undoubtedly the Multi-Knit colourway because of how much I loved it on the other Nike models so it is great to see it make a return on the Thea.
Releasing online at 8:00am GMT 01/03/2017
Originally released in 2015, the design for the Air Max Zero laid dormant for decades, as it was deemed to creative for its time and became lost in the sketchbooks. It finally came into production recently when the designs were stumbled upon as Nike searched through designs to celebrate the second annual Air Max day. Innovative technology like the Sock-racer fit provides a comfortable snug feel for the wearer as it wraps around your ankle allowing all day use. The Air Max Zero is even slimmer & lighter due to the thin hyper fuse layering accompanied with the mesh upper providing the ultimate comfy sneaker, which is further reinforced by the hollowed-out outer sole with flex grooves which provide a naturally flexible running shoe.
They have been in the workshop again and received an iconic makeover that pays tribute to the legendary sneaks that are the Air Jordan 1 “Bred”. The red & black colours in this iteration have been greatly influenced by the Jordan 1 Bred colour-way that was made famous when Michael Jordan wore them on the court, as they went against NBA regulations which led to Jordan and Nike being fined, which also gave them the “Banned” nickname.
Now that doesn’t mean it’s a complete copy of the Jordan’s. You don’t even need to be a fan of Jordan’s to appreciate this colour-way. Not at all. This release brings a fresh change to the original Bred colour way as it doesn’t follow the block colours that are present in the Jordan’s. Instead the upper consists of integrated red and black woven mesh on the toe box and the heel counter that brings a new look for people to don whilst retaining the timeless colours. It is also accompanied with a matte black hyper fuse tape that covers parts of the mudguard and lateral parts of the sneaker. The contrasting red swoosh and “air” on the sides makes the shoe pop and is sure to turn heads. The white midsole finishes the look with a clean contemporary look.
This colourway can be appreciated by all sneakerheads and not even just the basketball lovers. The blend of innovative technology mixed with the timeless colourway brings it together to craft a comfortable, stylish pair of kicks for all to enjoy and rock on the streets.
It's that time of the year where we spread the love, so everyone at Soleheaven has come together to select their favourite kicks from the store and to treat all our loyal customers out there, we are placing them on sale for a limited period of time.
So let us take a look at what we have chosen and see what your favourite is.
Dale – Managing Director
Nike Free Flyknit Mercurial
Now Priced at £140 reduced from £165
“I really like the Mercurials for many reasons. They are comfy, they look great with a loose pin-roll and the toe sits low creating a nice shape on the foot and of-course they have the 5.0 sole which in my opinion is the champion of all free run soles. They have even used two of Nike's iconic colour-ways 'Wolf-Grey and 'Game Royal'!”
Callum – Merchandise Director
Nike Air Pegasus '89 Premium
Now Priced at £72 reduced from £95
"I went with the Pegasus ’89 Premium in Navy. I don’t usually like Navy shoes, but I like the way these are segmented between Navy and Light Blue. To me these are a classic and are seen as an iconic pair of sneaks"
Simon – Store Manager
Le Coq Sportif R800 Mineral
Now Priced at £75 reduced from £100
“Le coq Sportif R800 in the Mineral colour-way, I just really like the materials used matched with the unique colour-way. They also give me great everyday wear and comfort, especially as I’m usually on the move"
Harry – Assistant Store Manager
New Balance WRT580JA
Now Priced at £65 reduced from £85
“The 'Molten Metal' New Balance 580. I love the wedge sole, and have you seen the gold on the heel? It makes it pop and adds character to the sneaks and I always wanted something a little different"
Ant – Photographic Content Manager
Vans Sk8-Hi MTE DX
Now Priced at £72 reduced from £95
“I chose the Vans Skate-Hi MTE in Ivy Green as I’m always out on my bike or doing photo shoots, so I need a pair of kicks that are weatherproof and easy to maintain, so to have all that on a classic Skate-Hi is great. For me, the Skate-Hi MTE ticks all these boxes for me, simply unbeatable”
Ollie – Sales Specialist
Dickes Nebraska Chukka Boot
Now Priced at £80 reduced from £100
“I have gone with the Nebraska Chukka boot in Dark Brown from Dickies, It’s a genuine, durable, affordable pair of kicks so it was an easy choice for me as, especially I am a big fan of work boots (and I like the polished leather look, it makes it easier to dress up and down)”
Tom – Content Writer
New Balance Epic TR RO
Now Priced at £90 reduced from £119
“I went with the New Balance EPICTRRO in Rust Orange, they make any outfit exciting and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a gum sole. I feel like I could wear these day after day and they would still look fresh.
Jacob – Sales Specialist
Nike Air Presto WMNS
Now Priced at £75 reduced from £90
“I know its winter and these don’t look like the shoes to rock at this time of the year, but I like how eye catching this colour of Presto’s are with the Glacial ice sort of look, I think its sick"
James – Content writer
New Balance MRL999BA
Now Priced at £90 reduced from £110
"I love a iconic running silhouette with a new slimmed down profile, coupled with the comfort you've came to expect from New Balance. This staple colour-way will go with so many outfits all season."
Josh – Warehouse assistant
Vans Authentic Camo Jacquard
Now Priced at £40 reduced from £50
“What’s more of a staple than the Vans Authentic? So this camo twist adds a contemporary edge which makes them a definite choice for my collection."
Leave us a comment on who you think has made the best selection!
In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted its revolutionary visible air technology, and people were instantly blown away. The sneakers design takes inspiration from the Le Centres George Pompidou in Paris, which has the layout of a building reversed, it's completely inside-out. Tinker wanted to create a sneaker following a similar design, thus originated the visible air unit. This sent people crazy as you got more than just the feel of the Air-Sole comfort. All of a sudden they could see the technology. From that moment the Air Max 1 has been a huge hit. Becoming one of Nikes staple silhouettes attracting athletes and collectors alike, thanks to its groundbreaking technology and a wide range of collectible releases and unusual colourways
So here we have the newest iteration of the Air Max 1 Ultra Essential sporting a Light Bone & Bluecap colour-way. The ultra essential Air Max are made up from a lightweight, canvas uppers as opposed to the typical mesh. No-sew skins provide a much more premium fit giving the wearer a breathable, comfortable fitting shoe. The phylon midsole gives the sneakers extra durability and lasting wear. Of course they are boasting the visible Air-Sole unit in resting inside the heel which provides lightweight cushioning for all day comfort.
Personally, I love this Air Max 1's aesthetic. Small grooves in the the mudguard, imitate the sands of a Zen garden, which replicate ripples in water, which could explain the light blue mudguard. The insole has a tasteful floral print using a mix of pastel colours. Even the accents of Canyon Gold on the heel and sock-liner break up the shoe cleanly with a contrasting pop of colour. These are the subtle additions that make this release stand out from the rest and make them that much more desirable.
Like the Essential, the Special Edition Modern is crafted with the same breathable mesh uppers with that special hyper-fused styled 'no-sew' form. The 'Special Edition' offers that up to date, sleek style that the modern is designed to, and sets the bar with a 3M reflective rear heel panel, which is a global fan favourite, to take the futuristic and refined look that bit further.
Both the essential and the special edition feature synthetic uppers which allow for maximum air flow to the wearer's feet, while the molded tongue and collar keep comfort at the heart of the 'Modern'.
Built above a super lightweight 'waffle tread' outsole, which features Nike's impact controlling Air technology in the sole.
The 'Special Edition' is priced at £95.
Available from UK 6 to 11.