Nike Air Max Scorpion – 2022 Release Information

Since the dawn of the Air Max thirty-five years ago, Nike has chosen to be as disruptive and unruly as possible with its designs for the sole purpose of generating an overabundance of attention on somewhat whimsical innovation. In that vein, Nike has yet to fail. Every flagship model in history has either pushed the envelope in terms of volume – like the Air Max 93’s massive heel unit – or introduced a newly tuned version of its prized cushioning, literally achieving it in 1998.

In 2003, the changes from one iteration to the next seemed much more subtle as the brand shifted its focus to alternative innovations such as Shox and Zoom; in 2008, they steered the ship towards sustainably made foam, such as Lunar, which then laid the foundation for other recycled foam materials. With much of the consumer interest around Air Max focused on retro products, the modern Air Max had taken a back seat, and it wasn’t until 2017’s VaporMax that Air elevated the lens. of the brand.

Fast forward to 2022, and Nike catches our eye again with a brand new iteration of the Air Max. Called the Air Max Scorpion, this new model shares some of the VaporMax design cues as the unit appears to be completely free of any unnecessary casing. The foot sits just above the Air Max midsole, which then sits above a traction rubber outsole that sees additional tread across the forefoot and heel. Above the cushioning unit sits what appears to be a Flyknit-based upper, and just like the first Air VaporMax release, we suspect Nike will be keeping the initial colorways reserved so as not to steal the show at the newly unveiled cushion.

The Air Max Scorpion is clearly more of a lifestyle proposition than a performance proposition, though it’s likely the brand will apply some of its findings to running, basketball, and other athletic gear. .

Nike has yet to make an official announcement on the Air Max Scorpion; for now, see the detailed look below.

In other AM news, check out the latest on the Air Max 1.

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Darryl A. Chapin