Nike Air Max 95 OG ‘Neon’ | Raffle Closed!

15.12.20 General

Conceived by Sergio Lozano, who was working in Nike’s ACG category during the mid ’90s, the Air Max 95 was originally imagined for larger, more powerful runners pounding the pavement and demanding maximum cushioning. 

The design took shape via cues from the human body, with a lacing system inspired by a set of ribs, a spine-inspired outsole and a mesh and suede upper representing muscle fibres. This bold inspiration called for a layered upper construction with synthetic suede, stitched and compression moulded for maximum support without bagging out over time.

Mesh overlays provided breathability throughout the entire top of the foot, along with the Air Max 95’s “Speed-Lacing” eyelets, designed to wrap the wearer’s foot from top to sockliner. The shoe’s colours proved just as iconic as its design inspiration. First released in grey hues paired with bright yellow accents, the Air Max 95 wasn’t the first runner to employ a neon hue according to Lozano. 

“The neon yellow was not new. It was obviously part of our colour palette. It was also part of our heritage, you know? It’s part of Nike racing heritage.”

The choice of colours also provided maximum contrast to underscore key design functions. 

“Let’s use colour to emphasise the technology and some of the functional things we’re trying to do with the shoe”, Lozano recalled. 

A first-of-its-kind black midsole also helped to mask dirt after runs. Introduced in 1995 and still going strong, the Air Max 95 that started it all is now set to live on long past its 25th anniversary.


To enter the ONLINE raffle (UK only), CLICK HERE!

To enter, you’re required to sign up via the above form, this WON’T be available in-store to sign up on. 

To sign up to the Online raffle, you will be prompted to complete a pre-authorisation payment of the retail price of the product plus shipping costs. This will be held until raffle completion. Those successful will have their raffle win posted out to the address entered during sign up. Those unsuccessful will see a return of their funds, this can take up to 5 working days from when the winners have been drawn. The raffle is limited to one entry per household! Multiple entries will be cancelled!

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