Born in 1998, the Air Max Plus immediately attracted a cult-like following all over the globe. As many adopted it, the design quickly took on different identities and nicknames, particularly recognized as “Le Requin” by many across France in particular.
French for “The Shark,” the Le Requin nickname was born from the original “Hyper Blue” colourway for its gradient-coloured upper that is reminiscent of a shark’s unique texture.
Now nearly two decades later, the Air Max Plus arrives in a modern construction with colours and sublimated graphics directly inspired by the apex predator. The unique graphic seen throughout the upper emulates a water shadow over a shark’s body, while the white gradient running below mimics a shark’s belly.