by Brendan Dunne

Not all Nike Air Max 90s were created equal in terms of winter-ready status.

On one end of the spectrum are pairs like the WR Nike Air Max 90 with its water-resistant taped upper meant to block out the moisture. On the other end of the spectrum are pairs like those from the Breathe series back in the summer that opened the model up quite a bit in order to let the cool air in. And landing somewhere between is the Nike Air Max 90 Essential, a build that in this case loses a few "winter-ready" points on account of its suede upper. The Nike Air Max 90 in question is already available at retailers like Titolo.

Nike Air Max 90 Essential
Light Bone/Poison Green
Style #: 537384-043