Original Story (01/02/20): The 30th anniversary celebration of the Air Max 90 has already promised the return of many classic colorways. Today we’ve received word that the 2004 “Bacon” colorway made in collaboration with NYC sneaker boutique Dave’s Quality Meats will be joining in on the fun.

The “Bacon” colorway was inspired by the layout of the now-defunct boutique’s butcher shop theme. The combination of colors across the suede and leather upper bares a resemblance to that delicious cut of pork belly we carnivores crave with our morning eggs. This fan-favorite Air Max 90 has never been re-released since its debut, making it a highly coveted pair.

Look for the Air Max 90 “Bacon” to return in March 2020, just in time for Air Max Day which lands on March 26th. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more info on this highly anticipated release.

DQM x Nike Air Max 90 NRG “Bacon”
Color: Sail/Straw-Medium Brown-Sheen
Style Code: CU1816-100
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Price: $140 USD

Update (03/04/21): Nike confirms the Air Max Day release of the “Bacon” Air Max 90. Catch the drop on SNKRS and select retailers on March 26th.

Update (01/17/21): After over a year since reports surfaced of its return, we now have a first look at 2021’s Nike Air Max “Bacon.” Expect this pair to be part of the Air Max Day 2021 lineup. Photos via j.steals/IG:

Update (09/23/20): A new report from PY_RATES suggests that the Air Max 90 “Bacon” will now be releasing in celebration of Air Max Day 2021, not Holiday 2020. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let y’all know.

Update (06/18/20): Though they didn’t release on Air Max Day, the lastest SHOF-blast confirms that the Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon” is dropping later this year. Expect a Holiday 2020 release.


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