Air Max Day recently passed and designer Cash Ru unveiled an impressive new colorway of the signature Air Max 97 sneakers entitled 'Shanghai Kaleidoscope.' It honors the bustling and busy city of Shanghai, capturing the essence of its bright horizons.
The sneakers sit atop a white sole to represent the clouds before the structure is hit with a light blue hue to represent the rest of the sky throughout the uppers. The suede mudguard is complete in a semi-translucent finish as well to add to the sky-like visual. As the branding details, there are bright red Swooshes on both the lateral and medial sides of the design, the inner soles, and the tongue tabs as well. To round out the Shanghai Kaleidoscope colorway are three tabs at the heel and the white Air unit midsole.
Cash Ru Designs the Shanghai Kaleidoscope Iteration of the AM97
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