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Online community The Basement, with roots planted throughout all of social media including their 81,000 member strong Facebook group, is no stranger to their own Nike collaborations. Boasting style in spades with approved fits continuously landing on their own feed, the group is now finally following up their tremendously popular Dunk Lows with a striking take on Air Max 90 modified with removable swooshes. With a total of three colorways on the way and a small tease of their own showing off just the heel of the black iteration, the pair that is first to see the light of day is a much lighter mix of Grey Fog.
Uppers, which slightly stray the course, feature standard swathes of smooth leathers and sturdy suedes; slight tumbling sits right at the profile with small translucent elements adjacent while diamond ripstop patterns adorn the top line right underneath the darkened and subtly embossed heel tab. Accents, however, are where it truly shows its worth as swooshes arrive velcro-backed with options being quiet or loud in their choice between black, white, diamond blue, and team orange. Lace tips spell out “REAL” and “PEOPLE” on their own respective sides with the letter “E” swapped up out for the striping signature to their logo; soles do much of the same alongside the outsole print, though they are heaps more involved with the former drawing out droves of anonymous internet figures and a slogan of “REAL PEOPLE DO REAL THINGS.” Grab a detailed look at the Basement x Air Max 90 right below and keep it locked for word on the other schemes as well as an official release date.
The Basement x Nike Air Max 90
Color: Grey Fog/Clear-Light Smoke Grey-Photon Dusk
Style Code: CI9111-002