Nike has shown no signs of slowing down this with re-releases of their iconic sneakers, and it seems like they have no intention to either. Almost every week, new rumors come out that the sneaker company is planning to come out with another potential retro release, and such is the case with the Nike Air Max 90 "Bacon". Official images of the sneaker were finally released for the public to see last month, which means it is officially confirmed to release this year.
The iconic pair was originally dropped back in 2004 in the lew of a collaboration between Nike and New York City boutique Dave's Quality Meat (DQM) by Dave Ortiz. The unique colorway is specifically inspired by hues of cooked and uncooked strips of bacon. The "Sail" and "Straw" are the two principal colorways used on the AM90 that appear on the leather toe box and quarter alongside the shoe's suede mudguard.
Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon”
Color: Sail/Straw-Medium Brown-Sheen
Style Code: CU1816-100
Release Date: March 26, 2021
The bacon inspiration is further drawn home with the bright use of red over on the midfoot, right under the throats, and on the toe cap. The lively light pink on the Swooshes and tongue alike add to Ortiz's bacon narrative even more with his message being with the iconic sneaker that "everyone loves bacon," so it makes sense that everyone would love his shoe too. Dave Ortiz's iconic Nike Air Max 90 "Bacon" is even regarded as one of the most iconic iterations of the pair's long-running history of releases. So, it's no wonder Nike wants to bring it back for another release a second time around.
The re-release of the retro Nike Air Max 90 "Bacon" will mark its first reissue ever since it was released back in 2004, which marks the 17th anniversary of the classic sneaker.
Nike will release the Air Max 90 "Bacon" on March 26 that also happens to be Air Max Day.
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