Over the past few years, Nike has honored South Korea in more ways that one. From its national soccer team to its Taeguk flag, the Beaverton-based brand is now releasing a collection of sneakers that are inspired by the country's official alphabet system with the Nike Air Max "Hangul Day" Pack. Comprising of a Nike Air Max 97 and a Nike Air Max 1, make sure that you read on to find out everything that you need to know.
The AM 97 features a slick black and white leather and suede construction. A single Swoosh shoots across the lateral panel, and this is overlaid by the Korean translation of "Nike." Underfoot, the creamy Air midsole is lined with an icy blue outsole for added depth. The AM 1, on the other hand, opts for a cleaner outfit. A jeweled Swoosh is inlaid across the suede upper, while additional Hangul text can be found around the heel. Of course, you can't talk about this collection without mentioning the toggle switch lacing systems which offer a utilitarian vibe. These are finished off with waxed tips for a traditional look and feel.
The Nike Air Max "Hangul Day" Pack is available now via Nike and select retailers exclusively in Asia. It's worth noting that the Air Max 1 has been made for women. Let us know which pair you're feeling the most, and if you manage to take a L, don't worry, as these will be available at Ox Street's dedicated Nike page very soon!