Neymar Jr. and Nike are collaborating on two new Air Max 2090 colourways for Summer 2020, and they’re the cleanest creps he’s dropped with the Swoosh to date.
The two-pack offer contrasting looks — with one striking beige model blended with multi-colour accents and another more understated model that arrives in black with gold-tinted hits.
The former tan model arrives with flashes of blue, red, green and more for its accents. The black pair keeps it much more stripped back, but with a touch of personality seen in the gold accents and a strip of hi-vis reflective material that runs around the eyestays.
Each design uses special text to lock in its inspiration, with “Sao Vincente” and “Praia Grande,” on the lateral side, an acknowledgement of Neymar Jr.’s adopted home. Meanwhile, medial text is split between “Jardim Gloria” and “Nautica III” for nods to his Brazilian football school and childhood neighbourhood.
There’s also a hidden detail on the heel: a small slit behind the ridged, Air Max 90-inspired badges – guitar picks which come complete with co-branded Neymar/Nike logos, nodding to one of the PSG star’s favourite off-pitch pastimes. Get a closer look at each model below.
The Neymar Jr. x Nike Air Max 2090 collection was originally rumoured for release later this month, but expect the model to hit stores at some stage this summer.