Nike La Requin Pack Honors the Legacy of the Air Max Plus

Nike La Requin Pack Honors the Legacy of the Air Max Plus

by Greg Hurdle
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CULTURE
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Jaws for your paws.

Ask any sneakerhead about the significance of the Nike Air Max Plus, when it comes to the Air Max family tree, and you might find them swooning over the groundbreaking silhouette. Originally released in 1998, the Air Max Plus became a gem for the kicks savvy the world over.

Back then, nicknames derived from certain aspects of the shoe were abundant. The latest iteration of the shoe honors a name given to it by the French delegation, “La Requin.” Translating to “The Shark,” the name was a reference to the texture and the Hyper Blue gradient adorning the sneaker’s upper.

The Air Max Plus “La Requin” pack, comprised of Turbo Green and Mineral Teal colorways, is directly inspired by one of nature’s most ferocious predators. Each sneaker features an upper complete with graphic treatments that mimic a water shadow on a shark’s body while the stark white midsole and outsole reference the belly of a shark.

These are sure to move fast, so be on the lookout for the Air Max Plus hits select retailers and the Nike Sneakers app today! 


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Greg Hurdle is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He's written for Mass Appeal, Green Label, and Complex Media. He aims to redefine "fire content."


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