Air Max 1 - Royal

Shelflife #SneakOfTheMonth – June

I don’t know about you, but I like the word ‘exclusive’. Part of that is because I’m a journalist, and the other part is that I like having things that not many other people have.

It’s the reason I collect signed football shirts and why I like limited edition clothing, and obviously, why I get excited about ‘exclusive’ kicks.

That’s why, this month, I’ve chosen these bad boys as my #SneakOfTheMonth… It’s a new range of Air Max 1s, and it’s exclusive to Shelflife in South Africa.

Nike Air Max 1 Royal
R2,999

So this new colourway of the prestigious NikeLab ‘Royal’ is pretty standout. It’s got a synthetic suede upper with deluxe detailing – including a debossed Swoosh – and a leather heel wrap. It’s also got memory foam in the collar.

I really like the look of this shoe, and the fact that it’s all suede gives it a really unique look to it. The leather inside looks great, too.

Air Max 1 Royal

My Take: 7.5/10
These kicks (both colourways) are genuinely rare in South Africa, and they look impeccable. Like most Air Max, they’re dead comfy too.

SNEAK FACT!!! – NikeLab have concept stores in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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