In 1987, Nike released the Air Max 1 – a piece of groundbreaking design, which, for the first time, gave consumers a view of the Air Sole unit that underpinned the comfort and performance of designer Tinker Hatfield’s celebrated Nike Airs.
Now in tribute to this artist Ben Damon has created The Air Max 1 Neon Light, and it looks stunning.
Powered by a 12V-500mA adapter, the lamp is made with hand-sculpted, real glass tubes in a genuine replication of the classic sneaker as neon art, right down to its Red-Neutral Grey-Black colorway, red Swoosh logo, and visible Air unit.
Making neon is complex, this particular Air Max shape is even more complicated than the regular neon signs as its design has many curves.
Each unit comes with a L shaped bracket that will allow you to hang your neon on a wall rather than having it on a table, and the adapter will be specific to your country.
This isn’t a mass production item though, and has been limited to 187 units, which might seem like a strange amount, but not so much when you delve a little deeper. ‘1’ is for the Air Max One, and ‘87’ is for 1987, the release year of this model.
So celebrate one of the most famous sneaker with this unique piece of Hand sculpted Neon Light. As Nike would say (as least back in the day); Just Do It!
For more information, or to place a pre-order please head on over to Sneaker Deco, and don’t worry the guys over there have designed a dedicated export box to avoid any breakage of the neon during shipping, and apparently it will be double boxed with a resistant carton filled with foam with has passed the ‘drop test’.