Known for its bolder and curvier lines in comparison to its predecessor, the Air Max 97, the Air Max 98’s unique look has had many waiting for a proper return. Nike did not disappoint with this reproduction of the runner.
Staying true to its OG form, the upper is made up of mesh, leather and textile paneling. The key detail of a reflective stripe running around the body is present along with reflective striping on the heel tab and two middle eyelets. Other features seen on the upper include Swooshes on the side panel and toebox, a unique external lace overlay system, and an asymmetrical tongue design. Following the lead of the Air Max 97, the 98 borrows the same full-length Max Air unit for it’s cushioning needs.