The palette itself draws inspiration from the seminal Japanese anime Gundam, taking colours found on the armoured suits of the robots featured in the original 1979 TV series.
Fittingly one of the most popular colour-ups of the Air Max 98 has always been the ‘Gundam’. A palette of Black, White, Red and Blue took cues from the armour plating of the mechanical robots from the Japanese Anime series of the same name. Yoshiyuki Tomino’s creation featured army’s of Mecha suited warriors battling it out both on earth and in space. The Blue and white waved panels span the length of the 98’s upper, complemented by the fire red contained within the full length airbag.