Mandy Wong

Culture Editor at Unrated, Born and raised in L.A 🇺🇸

Nike Drops a Flashy Air Max Collection Dubbed “Metallic Gold”

With Nike still globally reigning as the champ for all things footwear, they can pretty much cover all every design iteration in good form. While typically colorways that dabble in silver and gold come off looking more gaudy than spectacular, Nike has the ability to reimagine these traditionally coveted elements into contemporarily coveted joints. Take for example their unquestionably dope Nike Air Max 97 OG “Silver Bullet,” a revered effort that stems from Italy’s club scene of the ’90s–which you can read more about here–and is back just to be instantly snatched up by sneakerheads everywhere.

But hope for flashy footwear is not lost, as Nike has brought out its “Metallic Gold” collection, which also includes the iconic Nike Air Max 97, as well as the newer Air Max Zero silhouette. Both models take on a predominant tonal gold design throughout their uppers, with the 97 sporting the swoosh logo on the quarter in red, and on the tongue in embroidered gold. The Zero goes all out in gold, with the only exception being a rust bronze-colored heel stabilizer. Both shoes sit on a classic white rubber outsole bearing their air bubble sole units. Having been released yesterday, you can cop either pair (or both!) if they’re not sold out already at Nike’s online store, or at select retailers.

Mandy Wong

Culture Editor at Unrated, Born and raised in L.A 🇺🇸