Nike Air Max 96 II Goldenrod Trainer CZ1921-100

Take An On Feet Look At The Nike Air Max 96 II ‘Goldenrod’ Trainer

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The Nike Air Max 96 II Goldenrod trainer returns in all its OG glory for 2021 with a very special 25th anniversary re-release.

1996 was a prime example of how thick and fast the Air Max releases were back then. It was the year that Nike released the Air Max 96 or the Air Total Max as it was more commonly known. 1996 also marked the release of the Air Max Triax 96 trainer, the Air Max Tailwind 96 & the Nike Air Max 96 II ‘Goldenrod’ trainer which now returns as part of a special 25th anniversary release.

Nike Air Max 96 II Goldenrod Trainer CZ1921-100
Above: The Air Max 96 II ‘Goldenrod’ trainer which drops for May 2021.

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Dropping directly in the middle of the Nike Air Max 95 and the Nike Air Max 97, the Air Max 96 II is a relatively unknown silhouette as far as the OG 90s stuff goes. The design utilised a similar sole unit of the Air Max 95 and featured mesh uppers with leather overlays for added support and stability. The chunky design had a similar vibe to other runners released in 96′ such as the Reebok Aztrek & the adidas ETQ Light for example.

Nike Air Max 96 II Goldenrod Trainer CZ1921-100
Above: The Air Max 96 II ‘Goldenrod’ trainer which drops for May 2021.

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Every Air Max has its most notable colourways. In the case of the Air Max 96 II trainer it’s the ‘Goldenrod’ colourway which now officially returns for May 2021. Highlights include classic 90s styling, dark navy mesh uppers with clean white leather overlays & gold mini swooshes to the toe box. The classic Air Max trainer is finished off with an Air Max 95 inspired sole unit & reflective detailing to the sidewalls.

The Nike Air Max 96 II ‘Goldenrod’ trainer launches on 20th May 2021 from a range of retailers we work with such as 43einhalb. Shop the drop now via the links above & also don’t forget to subscribe to mint. & follow @the_mint_mag to keep up to date with all the latest apparel, footwear & everything else in between.

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