Images: Nike

Images: Nike

Nike and Japanese retailer, Atmos, have been working together since 2001. Over the years, the duo has created some of the most coveted and bold sneakers out there. Now, the two are releasing their most extreme sneaker yet – a take on the classic Air Max2 Light.

The ‘Animal,’ ‘Elephant,’ and ‘Safari’ are often remembered as [the main] atmos collaborations. For the atmos x Air Max2 Light, our challenge was to create the future of Air Max with different, modern designs that would surprise sneakerheads. I believe we have successfully created new impressions of Air Max, which are uniquely ‘atmos’ at the same time.
— Hirofumi “Koji” Kojima, Atmos Creative Director

This sneaker is all about that 90’s inspired collage work. The kicks are a callback to cutting and pasting magazine images onto the walls of Koji’s childhood room. I definitely remember doing this with all my Complex and Tiger Beat magazines, so I’m loving this nostalgia. Take a closer look at this bold Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light below!

While Air Max Month might be over, Nike isn’t slowing down the hyped releases. These collaborative sneakers are slated to release globally April 5 and retail for $160 USD. If you’re a fan of the vibrant kicks, you can SHOP THE SNEAKS below!

UPDATE: These kicks sold out super quick...but don't worry! You can still cop them for a little above retail below!