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Nike Air Max "Rebel Skulls" Pack comeback!

Can any of you people recall 2007 Nike "Skull Pack"? No? Let me tell you a few words about this collection...

Exactly a decade ago USA sneakers giant commemorated Steve Prefontain - a true olympic legend. Back then Nike released a dedicated package of four iterations of classic Air Max. Two of them were alternative Air Max 1 colorways - "Old Royals" which were by the way, my very first AM1, and "Classic Green" as well as Air Max 90/360 hybrid. The latter were simply a mix of Air Max 90 and 360 and were released in "Ironstone" and "Classic Green" colorways. And since, as y'all know it, both sneakers and history likes to iterate now and then, after 10 years the "swoosh" designers decided to bring them back for us!

What both "Skulls Pack" have in common, is a symbol of Jolly Roger. The inspipration came from Steve Prefontain's Marshfield High School athletic team's logo. Steve was one of the very first runners who collaborated with Nike, back in the days of the today's giant debut - 60s and 70s. "Pre", as they called him, set and kept on defending as many as 7 records in long-distance running - from 2000 to 10 000 meters. Also, he was the one who set off the early 70s USA jogging boom. Prefontaine was known for his wit as well as running to the edge of his possibilities. Unfortunately, he died in a car accident. He was only 24.

Now back to this post's main protagonist - the sneakers. Brand-new iteration got the new name - „Rebel Skulls”, which come almost entirely in black. Just as it was 10 years ago, the new package consists of Air Max 1, but there are new things to that too - Air Max 90 and 95. Minimalistic and neat monochrome is supplemented with white midsole and silver details in all the models in the package. The Jolly Roger embroidery, which was in the former releases (like 2007) placed in the rear part of the shoe, now can be found on the tab. When it comes to materials, it's grain leather mixed with suede and cloth. This piece of history, mixing the running legend and another legend - the Oregon brand - can be found here.


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