Weekend Perv: Nike Air Max I VT WMNS

full bodyWhen Nike came out with the Air Max 90 I’d just started high school, was super impressionable (find me a 12 year old who isn’t) and they were what all the cool kids wore.  I desperately wanted a pair. Desperately.  They looked so cool with their fat soles, big window (so hi-tech at the time) and the super bright colours they came in. Not blessed with the legs required to pull of a pair of Reebok Pumps, I thought maybe the Airmax 90 was the answer to my sneaker problems. Sadly it wasn’t (my legs still wouldn’t co -operate and neither would my parents), but I loved them then, and I still have a soft spot for them ’til now.

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Fast forward to 2013 when everything 90’s is cool (well, except pencil thin eyebrows, brown lipstick and my collection of mixtapes) and “Sports Luxe” is like, an actual thing. I came across these beauties on net-a-porter during the week, and seriously, how cool are they? Yes I admit they are a little weird, but awesomely so.  Beige trainers whoever would’ve thunk it, the unusual colour combination gives the illusion of a chunky two-tone-brogue / sneaker hybrid. And that yellow, pure genius that is. These also come in a hi-top wedge version which look cool too, but they’re no Air Max if you know what I mean.

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The high school version of me (and my inner homegirl) is in love with this classic Nike shoe in a new edition.  However the grown up version is annoyingly reminding me of the distinct “lady power walking home from work” look that happens when I try to wear sporty shoes with my conservative outfits. Sigh.

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Oh well, a girl can have a Weekend Perv! I’ll dust off my big hoop earrings, put on one of those mixtapes, channel my inner homegirl and dream about some new kicks.

All images sourced from Net-a-porter.


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