It's been 10 years since Kaws' Nike Air Max 90 Current collaboration was released, and while the scarce sneakers can be purchased from shops like Flight Club for nearly $2,000, there's a budget-friendly alternative on the horizon for spring.
Unlike the Free sole seen on Kaws' black Air Max 90 Current, this "Black/Black-Volt" take on the model uses the Air Max 90's traditional tooling. This style also lacks the artist's signature "XX" stitching and the collaboration's two-tone laces, but they're fairly similar from afar nonetheless. The new colorway uses a predominantly black upper with volt hits at the Air bag, Air Max logos, and aglets. A clear sole finishes off the look, while material reminiscent of Virgil Abloh's Off-White x Air Max 90 fills in the toebox.
Expect this Air Max 90 to hit Nike Sportswear retailers beginning in April.
Nike Air Max 90
Release Date: 08/23/18
Style #: AQ6101-001
UPDATE (08/16): After failing to release during the spring season as originally expected, this Kaws-like Air Max 90 will drop on Thursday, Aug. 23 from SNKRS for $130.