Paying Homage

kidrobot airmax2

This year we saw the celebration of the much coveted Air Max line as the Swoosh brought out all the stops to commemorate the birth of one of the most revolutionary runners. We decided to pull one of our favorite and most rarest Air Max 1’s from our archives to pay homage to the Tinker Hatfield designed Air Max 1. Sitting on Complex Mag’s “The 100 Best Sneakers of the Complex Decade” list at #32 is the Barneys New York x Kid Robot Air Max 1.

Introduced in 2005 with a premium black leather upper with pink contrasted highlights and hits of gum with a gum outsole, these AM1’s were exclusive to the high-end department store of Barneys New York in a SUPER limited run, making these probably one of the rarest AM1’s to come out. What makes these AM1’s is probably the in-soles. That’s right, the in-soles. Artists that have been under Kid Robot’s belt such as Gary Baseman, Dalek, David Horvath, Huck Gee and Frank Kozik, all took part in designing the in-soles. And if you still don’t know what’s good on these kicks, they were designed to match Kid Robot’s 1986 Maserati Quattroporte III Royale by Paul Budnitz and Chad Phillips of Kidrobot. With how special and limited this release was, the packaging itself has Kid Robot branding along with a special foil bag that held the special in-soles with an exclusive Kid Robot keychain.

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