Nike’s Air Max 95 Receives Textured “Iron Grey” Colourway

Official images have emerged of an upcoming Nike Air Max 95 that uses a neat material mixture to elevate a murdered-out colourway. Similar to the tonal grey rendition that popped up last week, this release uses slight variations of the same shade to make its point – in this case black, ‘Iron Grey’, ‘Off Noir’, and ‘Dark Smoke Grey’. As for the material mix, the build combines mesh, suede, canvas and leather to add texture to the tonal aesthetic.

The textural contrast makes full use of the AM95’s signature layered upper, a design that was initially prompted by a rainy Beaverton day in the early 1990s. The story goes that Nike designer Sergio Lozano was staring out his office window in search of inspiration when he started to imagine the falling rain eroding the landscape to unearth the strata below. That idea of previously hidden layers resonated once more when Lozano later considered the anatomy of a foot which, of course, features similarly layered muscle fibres and flesh under the skin.

Pairs of this undercover Air Max 95 with a material mix are expected to land soon at Nike and selected Swoosh stockists.