After two decades, the Shima Shima make-up has emerged from its deep sleep, casting its eyes on the Air Max 1 once again. This year’s version of the “Shima Shima” Air Max 1 isn’t an exact remake of the 2003 pairs, but instead appears to be a hybrid of the two colorways. The style’s standout detail is the Japanese-themed tongue tag and the striped sock liner.
The AM1’s OG tooling is present on the pair, mixing in the brown tones with the grey and white colour blocking that can be found on the OG Dunk and AM1 pairs. A brown Swoosh, mudguard and laces give the retro that early millennia feel with a contemporary twist, with the earthy tone garnering a reputation on Nike products thanks to hot collabs with Travis Scott. The red Japanese lettering remains, as does the unique pinstripe on the inner lining that is unmistakably linked to the 2003 editions. Underfoot, the iconic Air Max 1 tread is imbued with the same mixture of grey and brown, tying a neat bow on this hybrid retro from the Swoosh.