Nike Air Max 1 Clot Kiss of Death (2021)
Nike and long-time collaborator, CLOT, reissued their Nike Air Max 1 CLOT Kiss Of Death in 2021, 15 years after its initial drop in 2006. Bringing back the collab in its original design answers the prayers of many Air Max fans that were unable to get their hands on the pair 15 years ago and in the years since.
For CLOT founder, Edison Chen, the sole mission of his work with Nike is to bridge Eastern and Western cultures through design and storytelling based on Chinese traditions. The Nike Air Max 1 CLOT Kiss Of Death fulfills this mission by mixing Nike’s innovative designs with Chinese philosophies on medicine, specifically foot pressure points. The upper is composed of translucent materials, making feet the focal point. Following the translucent theme, the shoe also features an icy-blue outsole with a printed diagram showing the pressure points on the foot. The shoe also incorporates some luxe details, such as faux snakeskin on the Swoosh and ostrich texture on the collar.