OMGGG!!! It’s finally happening!!! Nike has confirmed that the Nike Air Max 98 Gundam OG is finally making a return after 20 long years. It has been 20 years since the Air Max 98 was first introduced to the public, and now, to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary, this classic sneaker is hitting the shoe market once again. Who’s copping??? This colorway is a resemblance to the protagonist of the science fiction media franchise, Gundam, also known as The Gundam Series.
The Air Max 98 History
The Nike Air Max 98 was introduced back in 1998, created by Sergio Lozano, who also designed the Nike Air Max 95. It features the same full length air max technology that the Air Max 97 has. It uses a synthetic leather and mesh upper for weight reduction. The Air Max 98 also features an external lace overlay system, which is the two lace loops located at the forefoot. This provided an optimal fit. Since 1998, The Air Max 98 has not seen a retro release up until 2014, due to it poor demand upon it’s initial release. In 1998, everyone has shown weak interest in the sneaker, and it stayed on the shoe racks, also going on sale. Everyone was more interested in the Nike Air Max Plus, which also released that year, making everyone forget about the Air Max 98. It failed to overshadow the success of several Air Max sneakers released before the 98s (Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 180, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, etc.). The sneaker was originally retailed for $149.99.
Features Of The Shoe
This sneaker consist of a red, black, blue, and white colorway. It features the traditional Air Max cushioning in the midsole, which is red, and a rubber outsole, which is black. You will also notice Nike Swooshes all over the sneaker. Finally, this sneaker has 3m features located on the upper and heel tab.
On January 18th, these will be available for purchase. The retail price will be $160.00. Hopefully, everyone will be more interested in these classic shoes this time. Are these on your wish list???
Nike Air Max 98 Gundam OG
January 18th, 2018
It has been 20 years since this colorway since a retro release. It wasn’t very popular back in 1998, but it seems like it will be a must have for most sneaker fans. Are you planning to cop these on the 18th or drop these on the 18th??? I would love to know your thoughts on these. Please feel free to leave your comments and questions below, and I will get back to you shortly. As always, stay tuned!!!