The Nike Air Max 98 is definitely one of the lesser seen silhouettes in the Air Max family, although it’s safe to say it’s a regular feature across our footwear rotations here at The Sole Supplier. Originally launched back in 1998 and designed by Sergio Lozano of AM95 fame, the model showcases chunky retro vibes and has even been used as the blank canvas for collaborations with the likes of Supreme and many others.
While we love this silhouette, we regularly receive enquiries asking how it fits. Does it run big? Small? Is it tight? Fear no more as we’ve put together the ultimate Nike Air Max 98 size guide – meaning you’ll never buy the wrong size again, check it out right here!
A few weeks have passed since the observance of Easter, and even longer since Nike released the women’s exclusive Air Max 98 “Easter Pastel,” which debuted in summer 2019.
Today, sneaker fans are still searching for a pair of the Nike Air Max 98 Women’s “Easter Pastel.” Although the shoe has long sold out at retail, pairs are available on the secondary market with select sizes below its suggested retail price tag.
On the resale marketplace GOAT, for instance, the lowest asking price at the time of publication is $119 for a women’s size 6 and upwards of $300 for a women’s size 11.
Ostensibly borrowing the defining detail of CLOT’s Air Force 1s, Nike has introduced a round of tearaway classics whose neutral exterior hides a vibrant mosaic of color underneath. Seen on a wide range of silhouettes prior, the execution is now making its way to the Air Max 98 in the very same fashion. White dresses the topmost layer adjacent to silver details, leaving the amount of color up to your choosing. Side walls break off to reveal forest greens, the top line covers with a loud paint of blue, and the smaller paneling seems to prefer warm tons as they dye yellow at the front and orange at the heel. Customized to your likeness, the pair will be up for grabs soon at Nike.com, but in the meantime, take a detailed look at the offering right below.
April 16, 2020 – The latest women’s Nike Air Force 1 LX and Air Max 98 LX conceal mystery colorways underneath a white upper layer made of textile, a breathable, synthetic material. That layer offers a creative function: Wearers can peel back as much — or as little — material for a one-of-a-kind design. (The shoe packaging provides additional details to guide the creative process.) Both styles will be available with two distinct premium lower layers.
Wearers can customize their pair by removing as much — or as little — of the top layer as they chose.
Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.32%) Sportswear is encouraging creativity and customization with special takes on the Air Force 1 and Air Max 98. Offering vivid colors hidden under a white textile shell, both of these classic Nike silhouettes enable the wearer to add their own spin by removing as much — or as little — of the crisp casing as they wish. Although this white textile husk is indeed made to be cut away, it’s sturdy enough to hold its own if left on. This is where the personalization aspect comes into play. Underneath these fabric folds sit premium leather base layers with a wide variety of summer-inspired hues, ranging from cool blues to rich purples and hot reds. Even tongue tags boast concealed embellishments, and insoles add a question mark print while midsoles are left stark and simple.
Therefore, you’re left with a plethora of options. Want to remove the top layer entirely? You’ll have a bright multi-colored style. Want to be artistic and distress this layer like a pair of ripped denim? Doable. Want to just wear ‘em and see what happens to the outer layer with use? Perfectly acceptable as well. There are no “rules” with this duo — the wearer can work within the parameters of each shoe to create something unique.
Of course, the Air Force 1 is no stranger to tear-away detailing: CLOT released several silk-equipped styles over the course of 2019. However, this is the first time the Air Max 98 has been presented with a removable upper.
The Nike Air Force 1 and Air Max 98 LX will release on the Nike webstore this summer. Each is a women’s style, but will be made available in an extended size run. Retail prices have yet to be announced.
Ostensibly due to their focus on the Air Max 90 and 95, the Air Max 98 has seen little in the way of reveals — it’s last sitting relatively far back in March with its tearaway uppers. Now, quite a few weeks after, it looks like the silhouette is poised to receive a relatively versatile women’s offering as it accents a white base with relatively vibrant pastels. The smooth leather mudguards here as well as their matching eye stay elements, all focus on an Atomic Pink, lightly contrasting that of the upper’s unadorned shade and identically colorless midsole. The Air bubble and more minute accents, however, add just a bit more tonal dimension as Crimson Tint covers the column-like embroideries, the side swooshes, and even the subtle piping. Grab a detailed look at this pair right here and find it at select shops now and Nike.com a bit down the road.
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Nike officially announced its Air Max Bubble Pack last week. And while the playful nod to Nike Air is scheduled to arrive this weekend, new colorways are still popping up, like this “Oracle Aqua/White/Barely Volt” arrangement on the Air Max 98.
Previously only seen in a “Magic Flamingo,” the ’98 silhouette’s upcoming release introduces a third palette to the aforementioned collection. While iridescence-free, uppers on this pair still boast gradient finishes across their mudguards and top textile layers. The latter only experiences the dimpled-embellishment via its toe box overlay and upper eye stay, while the former is riddled with bubbles all throughout. Though the trypophobia-triggering pattern is isolated to a few areas, the “Oracle Aqua” and “Barely Volt” palette isn’t; “airmax” tongue branding and heel tabs heavily favor the vibrant blue hue. Elsewhere, the Teal-like arrangement takes over much of the visible Air unit down below, save for the slight touch of neon Green near the forefoot. “White” construction – center underlay, tongue, midsole, outsole – make the Spring-ready color scheme stand out that much more.
Grab official images of this alternative Air Max 98 “Bubble Pack” here below. Pairs of this sneaker and the rest of the collection are hitting Nike.com on February 29th.
These oft-forgotten sneakers are back, and look cooler than ever.
In 1998, Nike was riding high off the massive success of its Air Max 97 and Air Jordan 12 sneakers. The former became an overnight favorite amongst 1.0 sneakerheads; the latter MJ wore in 1997 while winning his fifth NBA title (including that game he played while trying not to ralph all over Scottie Pippen’s jersey). But then came the Air Max 98. In the face of high expectations for the next edition of the shoe, Nike…kind of put up a brick. The 98s weren’t outright hated, but were criticized for looking too similar to the 97, despite their fresh new colorways. As a result, the 98s became one of Nike’s few “forgotten” Air Max sneakers.
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This year’s holiday season isn’t officially over yet, but many consumers – especially those in relationships – may already be gift-planning for 2020. Nike seems (unofficially) prepared for the looming Valentine’s Day as it’s recently unveiled a pink and red colorway for the Air Max 98. The upcoming hot and vivid palette resembles the ones found on the Emotionally Unavailable x Air Force 1 High from March or the Girls’ Air Jordan 5 “Valentine’s Day” from 2013. Free of chenille Swooshes and heart-shaped heel graphics, the ’98 model’s upcoming release dons similar romance-associated hues found on previous Valentine’s Day-edition Air Force 1s and SB Dunks from Beaverton. From upper to outsole, the runner silhouette is outfitted in: a vibrant red textile; a white mid-layer; a punchy coral mudguard; a plain midsole; a gum-colored visible Air unit; and an eye-catching cherry bottom. No official release date has been announced yet, but you can bet that this pair will be available on Nike.com as the most romantic day of the year inches closer. For now, grab a detailed look at the shoe here below and start saving up some money for them now.
Nike’s Air Max 98 isn’t celebrating a milestone anniversary this year like its ’90 and ’95 predecessors. Yet, the silhouette has emerged in its fair-share of impressive colorways, which now include this clean “Particle Grey/Red/White” option.
While less playful than a recent “Bubble Pack” release, the color scheme on this upcoming ’98 model is reminiscent of the fan-favorite “Solar Red” Air Max 95. Mudguards, vamp overlays and mesh bases all dabble in varying shades of grey. The latter two, however, feature scarlet-colored accents at their lining and midfoot and heel branding. Elsewhere, white laces and their loops combine with the red hue in a pairing similar to candy canes. Insoles follow suit, but forgo any stripe detailing in favor of a Supreme-like arrangement from 2016. Down below, the Air Max 97‘s full-length Air cushioning sits close to the ground in its white midsole/red Air bag/black and grey outsole combination.
No official release date is yet known for this Air Max 98, but pairs are popping up at affiliate retailers now ahead of their Nike.com launch.