The New Nike Air Max 720 Is a Wearable Xenomorph

first_img Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Is Back With an Upside Down-Inspire…Here’s a Closer Look at the Nike Kyrie 5 SpongeBob Pack I’ll be real with you: I didn’t “get” the Air Max 720 at first. The texture of the upper seemed strange, as did its pattern, and the big wraparound Air Max bubble on the lower seemed tacky as hell. Was this really the shoe Nike would be pushing this quarter?It took about two days for me to realize that I was an idiot, that the Air Max 720 is awesome. That wraparound Air Max bubble on the sole — the largest of any featured on a Nike sneaker — is a killer innovation and once I tried a pair on for the first time I regretted ever doubting the shoe. It’s as comfy as you’d expect an Air Max sneaker to be and the futuristic design mixed with killer colorways inspired by nature (the desert, ocean, and the Northern Lights, for instance) makes for a fashion-forward look that is sure to catch the eyes of friends and strangers alike.But the best is yet to come. One Thursday, Nike is releasing the Throwback Future pack to commemorate Air Max Month. The line is filled with some killer silhouettes like the Air Vapormax in some truly stunning colorways that incorporate black and metallic blues and greens for an intense retro-future vibe.AdChoices广告The crown jewel, though, is the Air Max 720 Throwback Future. Take a look at that shoe for a minute and see if it reminds you of anything. Alright, cool? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?Photo Credit: NikeThat’s a Xenomorph. That’s what a Xenomorph would look like as a sneaker. Look at that sheen black texture, at the blue-green accents, at the vibe of the whole thing. That is the creature to which one Ellen Ripley laid waste and you cannot convince me otherwise. Sure, there’s no official connection between Nike’s sneaker and the Alien franchise. But still, this sneaker does a better job of capturing that H.R Giger design vibe than the actual official Alien sneakers from a few years ago.And look, I’m not saying you have to wear it with the intention of repping your Alien fandom. It’s totally dope as a standalone sneaker and I, for one, look forward to wearing it nonstop over the next year. It’s just worth pointing out that this shoe is also going to be the rough equivalent of walking around with the Alien queen wrapped around your foot, but in the best way possible.Speaking of which, you can cop a pair for yourself this week. The Nike Air Max 720 Throwback Future (as well as the rest of the Throwback Future pack) drops on Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. on Nike’s SNKRS app. If you miss out there, hit up your local Foot Locker (or Foot Locker’s website), which should also have the full Throwback Future line.More on Geek.com:Adidas Announces ‘Game of Thrones’ SneakersComic Artist Jen Bartel Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Adidas ShoeAir Jordan 6 Infrared Is the First Must-Buy Sneaker of 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more