Nike City Pack (London)
Most of the sneaker releases we cover here on the website are usually limited edition affairs, available from select sneaker outlets and often hard to come by. Occasionally, however, art and design can find itself creeping on to more widely available shoes, and the Air Max 'City Pack' range (from earlier this year) is certainly an interesting example of this...
We've been meaning to write about this release for quite a while now, so as 2012 draws to a close, we thought it would be the ideal time to talk about the London/Olympic-inspired part of the range. As far as we know there were four shoes in total - two Air Max 90's and two Air Max 95's - but it was the Infrared-like AM90 colourway that attracted the most attention. The shoe featured a very similar colour make-up to the classic Infrared AM90, only using a slightly darker red hue, but the main point of interest was the translucent outsole displaying a graphic representation of the iconic London Underground map.
This year was certainly a big deal for London, and cleverly the outsole image of the Tube map referenced both London itself and the London Olympics (as the Tube lines use only the colours of the Olympic rings). We're not sure Harry Beck would approve, but it certainly made for an interesting (graphic) take on an all-time classic sneaker.