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Nike's Air Max 1 "Puerto Rico" Collection is Packed With Cool Details


Adam Cheung
May 22, 2023

Celebrating this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The Puerto Rican Day Parade has become something of an annual tradition. First held all the way back in 1958, the event takes place along New York City's Fifth Avenue, and honors the 3.2 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the States. To celebrate this summer spectacle, Nike is working on the Air Max 1 "Puerto Rico" collection – and we're taking our first look yet.

Revealed in "Blue Gale" and "Orange Frost" colorways, which are inspired by traditional Puerto Rican frozen treats known as "piraguas," these Air Max 1s work on top of a creamy "Coconut Milk" textile base and are overlaid by leather and suede paneling throughout. Glossy jewel Swooshes glide across the lateral and medial sidewalls, while "Puerto Rico" text adorns the metallic dubrae and heel embroidery.

Image credits: Roszko72

A playful ice cream illustration features on the tongue as a nod to the delicious dessert, and all of this comes packed in a special edition shoebox, complete with extra laces and an exclusive towel.

Look for the Nike Air Max 1 "Puerto Rico" collection to drop sometime in June, and make sure you keep it locked at Ox Street for your best chance to secure your size. Let us know which colorway you're feeling the most, and while you're here, you might as well take your first look at the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Grim Reaper."

Image credits: Roszko72
Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and streetwear. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.