Oh. my. god. They’re finally here in my hands! The Air Max 1 “Master” live up to the hype, they’re beeeaaauuutiful in person. This was all made possible thanks to many weeks of searching and digging on multiple sites for the best deal. I finally found it on grailed.com with user scyglam from Russia. Yes, I paid resale price, but ordering through the user on grailed still ended up being much cheaper than the market price in Montreal.
For the Air Max 1’s 30th anniversary, Nike put together a mashup coveted grails into one pair of sneakers.
The leather is premium. It’s nice and soft to the touch, and will age beautifully the more you wear them. The sock lining also consist of the soft leather found all around.
For the most part of the upper, the leather is a flat black. You’ll find perforation on the toe box and around the ankle area.
They came laced up with black laces by default, but I immediately swapped them with the magenta pair that came in the box. I just love the pop of colours. To top it all off, the tips are adorned with metal aglets in the same hue as the laces.
There is no lack of branding. You’ll find the Patta x Parra carpet-like Swoosh in black on the lateral and medial sides. And to everyone’s delight, the ever-so-famous mini-Swoosh on the toe. On the left side, you’ll find the Patta Chlorophyll (my personal favourite), and on the right-side: the atmos Viotech.
The infamous mudguards that adorn selected Air Max 1 grails from over the last 3 decades are the main focus of this pair. To learn more, check out these graphics detailing each bits on the mudguards:
Comfort & Fit
They feel like most premium Air Max 1s, they’ll mould to your feet the more you wear them.
I went with my true size and they fit perfect. Even with my wide feet, I could get away with going half a size down. This all depends on whether you like a snug fit or roomy.
I would still go TTS.
This is a must-have for all sneakers collectors. With so many little bits and pieces from sought-after, iconic Air Max colourways, these shoes wear like a piece of art on your feet. Despite paying for resale, I’m happy to have pulled the trigger. I can just imagine the price spiking upwards as time goes by.
Now if only I can get my hands on the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant”, I can happily retire.
Nike Air 1 “Master”
Colours: Black/University Red/International Blue/Black
Style #: 910772-001
Released: March 11, 2017
Price: $175 CAD (follow KickDealsCa for special deals & discount codes)