Nike Air Max 1 “Crepe” 2022 FD5088-200

There’s not much to argue with the claim that the golden age of sneakerhead hunting came in the first half of the 2000s. From the turn of the century to the end of the era of the pink box of SB Dunks, Nike was quietly serving up classics with no background or theory – just slamming colorways of our favorite shoes. Now it looks like the brand is aiming for that fleeting era for some unexpected in 2022 like 2004’s “Crepe” pack.

Consisting primarily of the Air Max 1, Air Burst, and Air Max 90, the “Crepe” pack was distinguished by a hemp toe box, brown or tan suede uppers, and a slight aqua hit on the Swoosh and Air unit. Only the Air Max 1 had an outsole that completely replaced the stock traction with a crepe material (the Air Max 90 and Air Burst kept their traditional outsoles).

The 2022 version looks pretty close to the original, although the material used on the underlay is no longer hemp and instead an updated style on the woven seen in contemporary Air Max releases. While purists may scoff every time an OG detail is changed, this change isn’t the worst because the crease on the hemp was pretty terrible at the time.

We’ve selected some official footage to watch here, so take a look and stay tuned for a release.

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Nike Air Max 1 “Crepe”
Release date: 2022
Color: N/A

Men: N/A
Style code: FD5088-200

Darryl A. Chapin