An in depth look at the Nike Air Max 90 Galaxy

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Nike is adding the galaxy print to the Air Max 90 line, and the anticipation is building amongst sneakerheads. The galaxy print has proved that it’s here to stay. As we know the general public has always taken a liking to the galaxy theme.  Prints with stars, moons, alien prints, sci-fi movie designs, or anything space-related are in high demand. The galaxy print has become one of the most bankable prints. It even compares to stripes when it comes to popularity. We’ve seen the galaxy print used in Nike pairs such as the 2018 ‘Playstation’ PG2s, the Air Foamposite One in 2012, and the most recently React Presto “Galaxy”+ KD 13 “Planet of Hoops” which both dropped on March 28, 2020.

The success in previous designs might have a significant influence on why Nike is bringing the print to the Air Max 90 line for the 30th anniversary of the ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign.

Let’s get down to the details of this special edition pair of kicks.

The Design

First things first, The galaxy print is displayed on the toebox, the tongue, and the sock liner. The design contains hints of black, blue, purple, red, pink, and white, perfectly complementing the other parts of the shoe. 

 Nike Air Max 90 Galaxy front

A black overlay can be found on the mudguards, quarter panels, heel counter, and laces giving that galaxy print the extra pop seen above. Hints of salmon and teal rubber stick out on the sole, adding a nice splash of color.

Under the tongue, these kicks have a teal mesh lining with sizing details sewn in the middle. The outer stitching differs in color for each part of the shoe with black, pink, and blue stitching. The Nike swoosh on this is in a metallic silver material partially surrounded in salmon pink stitching. There is also a metallic silver Nike tag with hints of white and orange on the tongue.

The midsole for the Air Max 90 Galaxy is the classic Air Max 90 sole with a white base and pink Zoom Air technology encased in a transparent capsule showcased in the heel portion of the midsole. It stays true to the galaxy theme as it is surrounded by black with white stars. The rubber outsole has a white base with a hint of teal underneath the heel potion and salmon pink at the tip of the shoes.

   Nike Air Max 90 Galaxy

You can see the words “Air Max” featured under the Nike swoosh against a white background on the outer side panels. A hangtag with the “SN 2020” text with the Nike logo is a bit of a mystery as far as what it means but rumor has it, that the tag might be referencing the supernova named SN 2020bio, which was discovered on January 29, 2020.

The Release

We are yet to hear an official release date. The only info available for these babies is the year of release. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release date could be pushed back a bit. Leaked photos from @yankeekicks via IG give us an in-depth look at the gorgeous Air Max 90 “Galaxy.”


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