Being a Pinup model (who is also a major sneakerhead) I get to wear lots of retro and vintage inspired outfits and today’s post is all about going from retro style to streetwear, inspired by these fabulous Nike Air Max 90 Recraft sneakers in the awesome Hyper Grape color.
Hear is my before photo and you can see I’m wearing a 50s purple plaid circle skirt paired with a black 1950s bombshell inspired blouse, my matching vintage purple shoes and purse.
A little about the Air Max: Released originally in 1990 and designed by renowned Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. In celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sneaker in 2020, Nike has lots of new colorways and collabs coming. Hyper Grape was released in the US on January 9, 2020.
I thought it would be nice to start the New Year right off with a Nike review for you all about the Nike Air Max 90. The Air Max 90 was released in 1990 and is the second sneaker in the Air Max style. Nike gives the new Air Max 90s colored panels and a colorful Max Air unit for a popping finish. The Air Max 90s fit really well and are super comfortable and very stylish.
My first pair of Nike Air Max 90s and I got them in the great color combo of bright violet and white. In all honesty, these are men’s shoes!! I walked into a local Foot Locker to try on some Nike’s so I could see what style might work for me and was told from the women’s styles I picked out they had none in my size. I was bummed out!! The employee helping us was super nice and said to look in the men’s section, as a 9.5 size would work for me. I spotted these Air Max 90s and it was the turquoise blue color that caught my eyes and I was excited to try them on.
The 9.5 size worked out and now I needed a matching top. This particular store must not have restocked yet after the holidays because their women’s section was bare. I did find this turquoise top in sixe XL (again in the men’s section) and it matched the shoes perfectly so I scooped it up too. I love that in today’s world a girl can totally rock men’s shoes and shirts making it unisex and with turquoise being my favorite color, I was having a great shopping day.
On a side note, I know that
Nike did come out with a plus size women’s line last year and I already have
some of their items (posts to follow) and that I think it is so important for
sportswear manufacturers to be size inclusive as many of the top brands are
still only carrying sizes up to XL and some of us girls are curvy and need
larger sizes in their clothing so we can be active and comfortable. Nike is
definitely leading the size inclusivity category!!
Here are some pictures my sweet hubby Gary and I shot on New Year’s Day with the t-shirt and the Nike Air Max 90s. You can also see how I styled the outfit.
If you’ve been reading my blog you can probably tell I am partial to Puma RS-X shoes and in comparing these Air Max 90s to Puma RS-X sneakers I’d say they are a very high quality, light weight running shoes but don’t have as much cushioning as the Puma RS-X. But, the style of the Air Max 90s and colors are on point!! It is a great sneaker and I will be adding more to my closet.
Hurry on over to Foot Locker to snap up this Nike Air Max 90 (looks to be sold out already on the Nike website)