Nike Air Max 90 Marion Frank Rudy DV1734-100

Without “Air”, Nike probably wouldn’t have become as big as it is today. Thus, to celebrate more than four decades of technology, the brand pays tribute to its creator, Marion “Frank” Rudy.

Nike’s homage to the father of air arrives through this Air Max 90, whose simple colorway gives a few nods to the accomplished aerospace engineer. Most notably, his name – spelled “Mr. Frank Rudy” here – is printed on the aglets; additionally, a signature can also be found along the insole amidst a blueprint-inspired graphic. Elsewhere, “Est. 1990″ is typed directly onto the padding itself, referencing the early days of the silhouette itself; a California license plate-inspired hangtag hangs from the laces; and the heel tab is made partially clear, ostensibly mimicking the look of Air cushioning.

For a closer look at this Air Max 90-shaped love letter to Frank Rudy, see the official images below. A release date has yet to be announced, but more details should surface very soon.

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Nike Air Max 90 “Frank Rudy”
Release date: 2022
Color: N/A

Men: N/A
Style code: DV1734-100

Darryl A. Chapin