words // Brandon Richard
Unlike 90s Nike legends like Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Penny Hardaway and Charles Barkley, former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo has been out of the spotlight for quite some time. So the fact that his old Nike signature shoe is still getting a little love is quite remarkable. Those who weren't watching baseball or part of the sneaker-buying community in the mid 90s probably don't realize how immensely popular Nomo was at the time, but current MLB stars like Ichiro and Matsui followed in a path that Nomo helped create.
Nomo's Air Max NM, which is no longer officially linked to him by Nike, is set to hit retail next weekend in a colorway that he actually wore on the mound using that famous that 'Tornado' wind-up. The shoe features a pro blue outer layer, with black mesh peaking through the teeth-like cuts in the upper. Translucent detailing on the Swoosh logo and tongue branding add a unique touch above, while a white midsole, blue Max Air unit and rubber outsole finish up below.
Set for an official release on March 19th, the Pro Blue Max NM is available now at Sneaker Bistro.
Color: Pro Blue/White-Black
via Sneaker Bistro