Original Story (08/26/19): Nike will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 90 next year, and in a big way. If the rumors are true, then we can expect Nike to bring back the original Infrared colorway in its true OG form.

While the Infrared Air Max 90 has released multiple times throughout the years, this release is expected to most closely resemble the original 1990 release. Expect the sneaker to include the OG profile stitch that runs across the vamp and Swoosh, and the return of plastic eyelets instead of the more recently-used rubber ones. However, this release will continue to use the modernized shape and adjusted heel tab of recent releases.

The Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared” OG is slated to arrive in Spring 2020, possibly in time for the Air Max Day celebrations that happen on March 26th. Check out the pics of the OG release below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more exact info on this release.

Nike Air Max 90 OG “Infrared”
Color: White/Black/Cool Grey/Radiant Red
Style Code: CT1685-100 (Men’s)
Style Code: DC8334-100 (GS)
Style Code: DC8332-100 (PS)
Style Code: DC8333-100 (Toddler)
Release Date: November 9, 2020
Price: $140 USD (Men’s)

Update (10/16/20): Official images of the Air Max 90 “Infrared” in its OG Air Max III “Radiant Red” form are here. These drop globally on November 9th, while Japanese retailers like atmos will release on October 22nd.


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. 10/22(THU)より、NIKE AIR MAX IIIが登場。 1990年の誕生から現在に至るまで、その人気は衰えることなく様々な人々に愛され続けてきた。現代では「AIR MAX 90」として多くの人に知られ履かれているモデルも、誕生時は1987年のオリジナルのAIR MAXの進化形として捉えられ、「AIR MAX 3」の名で呼ばれていた。 そんなAIR MAX 3が当時のオリジナルデザイン、そして「インフラレッド」の名で知られ、その存在を確立したモデルが30年の時を経て満を持して復刻。テーパードデザインのミッドソールフォーム、前足部に内蔵されたAIRバッグ、改良されたラバーのトラクションなど、オリジナルバージョンのディテールも現れている。シューズは柔らかく耐久性に優れた合成皮革や光沢のあるナイロンなどのオリジナルバージョンの素材も使用。さらに、シューズはレトロなハングタグの付いたAIR MAXのオリジナルボックスで提供される。細部にまでこだわり抜き、初期のAIR MAXデザインを忠実に再現した本作は、AIR MAXの歴史に残る一足としてまた新たに刻まれる。 . From its birth in 1990 to the present, its popularity has continued to be loved by people. The model that is known and worn by many people as “AIR MAX 90” in modern times was also regarded as an evolution of the original AIR MAX in 1987 at the time of its birth, and was called “AIR MAX 3”. Such AIR MAX 3 was known as the original design at that time and the name of “Infrared”, and the model that established its existence is fully reprinted after 30 years. Original version details such as a tapered midsole foam, an AIR bag built into the forefoot, and improved rubber traction are also revealed. The shoes also use original versions of materials such as soft and durable synthetic leather and shiny nylon. In addition, the shoes are offered in AIR MAX’s original box with a retro hang tag. This work, which faithfully reproduces the early AIR MAX design with attention to detail, will be re-engraved as a pair that will remain in the history of AIR MAX. . #atmos #atmosjapan #atmostokyo #nike #airmax3 #airmax #am3 #airmax90 #アトモス #ナイキ

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Update (10/14/20): The rumored return of the OG Air Max 90 “Infrared” is pretty much confirmed, as retailers are beginning to list the style on their systems. Just like the recent releases of the “Laser Blue” and “Eggplant” colorways, this release will use the OG Air Max 3 name, and even uses the original “Radiant Red” name, which later became known as “Infrared.”

The Air Max 90 “Infrared” returns on November 9th in full family sizing. A “Reverse Infrared” colorway is also expected to drop on the same day. Check out leaked images of the 2020 “Infrared” below. Photos via bubblekoppe/IG.

Update (03/10/20): Originally expected to arrive for this year’s Air Max Day celebrations, the Nike Air Max 90 OG “Infrared” will be making its return this holiday season. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

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