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Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Nike Air Max LD-Zero H

In March 2016, HTM celebrates Air Max, adding new dimension to the elusive collaborative line. For the first time, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker have each created a model that reflects their respective contributions to the longstanding partnership. Here, Fujiwara breaks down the Nike Air Max LD-Zero H.  

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On mining the archives… I wanted to create something that would resonate with people who are interested in classic styles.

On bringing the past to the present... I love searching through the Nike archives. On a recent visit, I happened to come across the Nike Boston, which was a predecessor to the LD-1000. I thought it would be really interesting to combine that silhouette with the latest technologies available today. Performance technologies are amazing to work with, so I paired the Boston upper with the Air Max 2014 platform

On the aesthetic… I experimented quite a bit with materials before landing on nylon and suede. Those materials, along with the blue color, give the shoe a classic aesthetic.  

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The nylon upper connects back to the original Nike Boston.
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The Nike Air Max 2014 platform delivers lightweight, flexible cushioning.
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The suede heel and leather back tab lends a luxurious finish.
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Nike Flywire technology provides an adaptive and supportive fit.

The Nike Air Max LD-Zero H is available March 19 at nike.com/airmax and on Air Max Day at select retailers.

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