According to insider sources with ties to Nike's upcoming releases, the highly sought-after Ultramarine Nike Air 180 is set to make a return. Nike has yet to comment on the reissue of the Nike Air 180, but fans of the iconic silhouette are eagerly anticipating its return. Originally introduced in 1991, the Air 180 was a collaborative effort between renowned designers Tinker Hatfield and Bruce Kilgore. Hatfield, known for his work on the Air Max line, and Kilgore, the mastermind behind the Air Force 1, joined forces to create a shoe that pushed the boundaries of design and technology.
One of the distinctive features of the Air 180 is its cushioning unit, which takes inspiration from the shape of a horseshoe. This innovative design allowed Nike to mold an Airbag to the outsole for the first time, setting a new standard for comfort and performance. During its original release, the Air 180 gained recognition when basketball legend Michael Jordan was spotted wearing the Concord colorway. The shoe made an appearance in a photo shoot during Jordan's time with the Dream Team for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, further solidifying its place in sneaker history.
This retro edition of the classic sneaker is expected to be released in limited quantities, giving the release a more exclusive feel. The Nike Swoosh and sneaker lining contain Royal Blue hues, while the highlighter orange shade surrounds the Nike Air bubble. The remainder of the sneaker uses off-white fabrics and a net fabric underneath to give the pair an athletic look.
The Nike Air 180 Ultramarine is expected to release May 2024, although Nike has yet to give the pair an official release date. Retail will be set at $140 and will release via Nike.com and at select Nike retailers. For more details on the Nike Air 180 as they surface and to stay up to date with the latest sneaker news and releases, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
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