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Watch: MACHINA Reinvents the Nike Air Max

Adding new meaning to “air.”

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Watch: MACHINA Reinvents the Nike Air Max

Adding new meaning to “air.”

Advanced fashion tech company MACHINA was tasked by Nike to reinterpret the Air Max. The partnership resulted in a forward-thinking 3D-printed smart exoskeleton design made entirely of recycled materials.

Inspired by themes of innovation and sustainability, the custom piece features a unique construction comprised of micro motors from old computers and toys as well as a plastic-like material made of fermented plant starch.

The MACHINA exoskeleton was made to compliment the Air Max “Wabi-Sabi,” an Air Max Day 2022 release honoring the Japanese principle of celebrating life’s natural imperfections.

In the video below, watch as MACHINA creates the exoskeleton, complete with mini turbines and Swoosh-shaped ankle strap. To learn more about their mission and view more of their past work, visit MACHINA‘s website.

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