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.