Brand: A Ma Maniére x Nike
Model: Air Ship PE
Release Date: Fall 2022
Editor’s Notes: A Ma Maniére just threw the sneaker curveball of the year. Rather than continuing to ride its Jordan wave, James Whitner’s brand just boarded Nike’s Air Ship.
Beginning August 18, sneaker enthusiasts began sharing pics of A Ma Maniére’s Nike Air Ship sneaker, which had gifted to them by the retailer.
As you can see in their images, A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Ship “Game Royal” boasts a smooth white leather upper, contrasted by royal blue accents on the Nike-branded ankle, Swoosh, and outsole.
A Ma Maniére’s Nike Air Ship comes with customary white laces, but an extra blue shoelace set is readily available for those feeling the blues (in a good way, of course).
Indeed, Nike’s clean “Game Royal” color scheme — which has dressed Dunks and AJ1s in the past — isn’t the only intriguing aspect of the A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Ship sneakers collab.
Behind the A Ma Maniére’s Nike Air Ship sneaker’s tongue, a tag reads “[number] out of 2,300,” indicating that only 2,300 pairs were produced for the brand’s latest sneaker collab. Basically, get ready.
With the exclusivity of this latest collab and the high demand for AMM’s past Jordan projects — the AJ3 collab is still reselling for $700-plus, by the way — I can already taste the L.
Shortly after its AJ2 drop, leaks of A Ma Maniére’s Air Jordan 12s and Air Jordan 4s surfaced. It surely had me thinking we were in for more Jordan collabs this year.
Then, boom. A Ma Maniére seeds out its Nike Air Ship — the real OG “Banned” shoe — with no Jumpmans or maroon reptilian Swooshes in sight.
“Plot twist!” Twitter user @glencocolaflare tweeted as she unboxed A Ma Maniére soon-come Air Ship sneakers. Indeed, the A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Ship was an interesting Jumpman-free turn of events.
Nonetheless, whether AMM links Jordan or Nike, it’s all under the same umbrella of hype. And given the brand’s consistent track record of three Jordan sellouts, A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Ship will likely be met with the same energy.
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