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The Nike Air Max Plus TN Trainer Will Be Dropping In Hyperblue

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Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue

The Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue trainer revives the original Sean McDowell silhouette which started its life on a Florida beach.

When we think of Nike Air Max designers, the likes of Tinker Hatfield and Sergio Lozano roll off the tongue, however the original designer of the Air Max Plus TN trainer, Sean McDowell, is just as influential to the Air Max legacy throughout the 90s as any. Upon arrival at Nike in 1997, McDowell set about to create the Air Max Plus or TN as it has become known in some sneaker circles, with inspiration from the beaches of Florida, the changing colour of the sky and the palm trees.

Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue

Above: An original Nike Air Max Plus sketch from Sean McDowell from 1997.

Aesthetically the Air Max Plus was designed with running in mind as well as performance, however like other Air Max models it would soon become a favourite of late 90s sneaker heads with its original global release in 1998. As a keen runner McDowell already knew certain functions like adding reflectivity at the front of the trainer would increase nigh time visibility for runners facing oncoming traffic, so he added reflective detailing to the forefoot, vamp and the tongue.

Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Air Max Plus TN trainer the original 1998 silhouette is now introduced in some OG colourways including Hyperblue, Sunset and Purple to finish off 2018 in classic Air Max style. The Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue trainer will be launching from nike.com from Saturday 8th November 2018.

Nike Air Max Plus TN Hyperblue

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Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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