EXCLUSIVE @ANTONIA: THE NIKE AM 1/97 BY SEAN WOTHERSPOON
If one of the world's most prominent collectors of vintage shoes and apparel adds his touch to an icon like the Air Max, and participates in a competition, guess what, he wins big time. That’s exactly what happened to Sean Wotherspoon, the founder of the buzzy Round Two thrift shop and lifelong Nike fan, who designed the Air Max 1/97 SW to reflect his passion for the Eighties culture and for vintage corduroy caps, as well as his native Virginia and LA. He also fused his two favorite sneakers - the Air Max 1 and the Air Max 97.
The limited-edition Nike 1/97 is part of the Nike’s Vote Forward campaign, which gave Wotherspoon the opportunity to inject his creative vision into his favorite kick. During last year’s Air Max Day, fans got the chance to vote for their favorite “RevolutionAir” style.
The sneaker’s standout features include an eye-catching fresh corduroy upper made from colored strips, stretching from coral to navy, from gold to turquoise, while a chunky Air Max 1 midsole adds uniqueness.
Sure, the Air Max debuted with a bang in 1987. Over the decades, it became an icon that transitioned seamlessly from the track to the streets, reimagined, reinvented, retooled. But always steeped in heritage. And always super cool.