Where to buy Nike Air Max Scorpion “Phantom” shoes? Price, release date and more details explored

Nike’s Air Max was a breakthrough that turned heads in the sneaker industry. The cutting-edge design, which was first launched in 1987, still controls the majority of the shoe scene. Over the years, this creative design has been introduced in a number of new models, the most recent of which was the Air Max Scorpion.

The label at the Swoosh is now set to unveil an all-new “Phantom” colorway for the silhouette.

The soon-to-be-approached “Phantom” colorway of the Nike Air Max Scorpion hits shelves on October 5 at 7:30 p.m. These limited-edition soft-toned shoes will be available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Readers can easily purchase these pairs from Nike’s SNKRS online websites and other authorized retailers.


The Nike Air Max Scorpion “Phantom” shoes were entirely developed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Take a closer look at the upcoming Air Max Scorpion Phantom sneaker (Image via Sportskeeda)
Take a closer look at the upcoming Air Max Scorpion Phantom sneaker (Image via Sportskeeda)

Over the past 35 years, the Swoosh team has expanded the Air Max line, creating many additional models over the technology’s existence. The company is also introducing the Air Max Scorpion for 2022, a lifestyle option that will be heading to the fashion world in October this year.

Even though the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak is behind us, its effects are still being felt. The Air Max Scorpion, the company’s most experimental design, padded with exposed Air units and the only silhouette to be created entirely during the pandemic, was officially introduced by Nike Inc. in 2021.

A new product often goes through a long development process that can last up to two years, involving the production of several prototypes all over the world. The staff at Swoosh shortened the development period of the latest Air Max to just 18 months while building this bold cushioning system.

The description of the new Air Max Scorpion sneakers on the brand’s webpage reads as follows:

“We asked Nike’s diviner what your future holds. The answer? All comfort. Built around the concept of ‘point loading’ (translation: great responsiveness, better feeling and improved cushioning), the Air Max Scorpion opens a new chapter in the book of shoe magic.

These shoes are also referred to as a Lemon Wash colorway (Image via Sportskeeda)
These shoes are also referred to as a Lemon Wash colorway (Image via Sportskeeda)

When describing the Air Max Scorpion, released for the 35th anniversary of the Air Max 1, it’s hard to know where to begin. The sleek “Phantom” colorway of the Flyknit upper, which takes inspiration from the Air VaporMax, is interrupted by a Black Swoosh that runs through the medial and lateral sidewalls.

From the tip of the toes to the heel counters, the Light Cream mudguards completely encircle the shoe. Of course, the little pull tab on the heel tab features a braille-style Nike emblem.

The sneakers are completed with the extremely thick Max Air midsoles, without which the description of the Air Max Scorpion would be incomplete. The end product is a truly stunning color, complemented with lemon wash tints.

Don’t miss these upcoming Air Max Scorpion “Phantom” sneakers set to release on October 5, 2022. Made in men’s and women’s sizes, these sneakers will retail for $250.

One can also sign up to Nike’s official website for timely updates on this pair as they will be sold through the brand’s SNKRS app.


Edited by Adelle Fernandes

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