The Nike Air Max 90 gets shrouded for its latest update, the Nike Air Max 90 Utility. It retains the same look as the original, but with the addition of a leather shroud around the top, providing a little extra protection while running. This first colorway primarily consists of white leather, complemented with black graphics and rough textured while leather around the sides. The sole is molded in white as well and is contrasted with a black visible Max Air unit. Below, you’ll see an on-foot look at the sneaker.

The shrouded look probably won’t sit too well with the Air Max 90 purists, but it’s cool update for those looking for something a little different, or anyone tired of cleaning dirty laces. This particular colorway is somewhat reminiscent of the Nike Air Zoom Flight 98 Glove made for none other than Gary Payton, thanks to its shroud and simplistic white and black design. It’s too early to tell how successful this model will be, but let’s hope that Nike plans to give us some more colorful releases that really show off the sneaker’s potential (an Infrared release, perhaps?).

The Nike Air Max 90 Utility has not reached U.S. shores as of yet, and it’s unknown if we’ll see them at all. You can, however, order a pair now from the Switzerland-based shop Titolo. The retail price is CHF 189.90 or $196.11. What’s your opinion on this Nike Air Max 90 model?

nike air max 90 utility

Nike Air Max 90 Utility
Color: White/White-Metallic Gold-Dark Obsidian
Style: 858956-100
Price: CHF 189.90 ($196.11)

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