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Nike’s Newest Sneaker Is on Fire, and These Just-Released Colors Are the Best Yet

Nike’s Air Max 270 Flyknit finally gets the love it so very much deserves.

Nike has released new colorway after new colorway since it dropped the Air Max 270 a couple months back. But the flyknit variation, which comes with a larger swoosh that’s nearer to the front of the shoe, hasn’t received such love until… today. Nike’s Air Max 270 Flyknit now comes in plum/white and black/white options, both far easier to fold into everyday outfits than what was previously available (orange/blue/white and yellow/orange/blue). Also, given the flyknit is far more breathable than the mesh of the standard 270, it makes for a much better everyday summer shoe.

The first Air Max was released in 1987 and among its first purely lifestyle sneakers, and the 270s are no different — it’s a cushy, chunky shoe that should not be worn running any significant mileage, lifting weights or any other agility-based activity. What the shoe lacks in sport and athletic function, it makes up in comfortable everyday wear. The 270 in its name refers to the 270-degree heel cushion that provides a nice landing pad for each stride. Though the 270 wasn’t technically the first Air Max with a 270-degree cushion — that title belongs to the Air Max 93s, which also received two new color updates — it is the biggest by way of height.

The plum/white and black/white colorways are available now on Nike’s site.

Buy Now: $170

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