Fans of the Nike Air Max 1 will be pleased to see the Crepe sole returning. Recently, a greyscale finish and crepe sole appeared on Tinker Hatfield’s revolutionary design. the sneaker features a fabric base layer accompanied by premium suede and leather overlays.
Forgoing the hits of corduroy, this 2023 iteration is still constructed from an array of classy materials. On the toe box you will find a soft grey canvas that does without the usual perforation, opting for an elegantly smooth finish. Yet, the iconic waffle tread underneath is replaced with a crepe outsole. Back in 2004, the Air Max 1 released in a “Crepe Hemp” edition that featured a similar (but chunkier) wrinkled rubber outsole. (The style returned in 2022 as part of the silhouette’s 35th anniversary.) A tumbled leather graces the Swoosh on the side wall, giving the iconic logo all the necessary pop. Of course, The “Soft Grey” pair further expands the sneaker’s premium roster, and offers a more muted color scheme than prior takes.