This week Nike has dropped off its new Air Max LD-Zero H. The brainchild of fragment design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara, the sneaker draws inspiration from the Nike LD1000 and its ’70s design.
This version in turn introduces a reinterpretation of the 2016 original, featuring a black suede upper, leather lining, new eye-stay finishing, doubled-up brio cables, retro branding and a full-length Max Air unit.
The great Hiroshi Fujiwara, one third of Nike’s legendary HTM design trio, has made his stamp on Air Max Day 2016 with the release of his perfectly Hiroshi Nike Air Max LD-Zero H. Making use of the colour pallet he championed for his NIKEiD collaboration, Fujiwara took the classic upper to the LD-1000, which was born from the Nike Boston and combined it with the popular Air Max 2014 sole.
Designed as part one of a three part exclusive Air Max Day series, Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Nike Air Max LD-Zero H will be followed by exclusive designs from Tinker Hatfield and Nike CEO Mark Parker later this week. Combining the old with the new, Hiroshi experimented with materials before deciding on nylon and suede, which along with the blue colour, were chosen to given the Air Max LD-Zero H a classic aesthetic, with an obvious eye toward the future.
Fujiwara’s new silhouette comes just in time for Air Max Day and is slated to release exclusively on nike.com/airmax beginning tomorrow, March 19 with a global launch slated for March 26. Fans in the New York City area will also be able to reserve their pair via Kith’s women’s shop beginning tomorrow as well.