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18th September 2023 EDT RELEASES

A-COLD-WALL* and Nike Unveil Air Max Plus 25th Anniversary Models

ACW* touches can be spotted all over the Nike Air Max Plus "Platinum Tint" and "Black".


[Update 18 Sep 2023] The A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus/TN98 is now available via ACW*’s website as part of their early access. Included on the page is the exclusive release of the “House Blue” colorway, which will take place on 18 Sep, 1 PM BST. Good luck for those looking to grab it!

[Update 12 Sep 2023] Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* x Nike TN98 is ready for its release on 21 September, and just in time are the campaign images. Check them out at the gallery above! Keep your eyes peeled for them on Nike SNKRS, and prepare US$220 for a pair.

[Update 8 Sep 2023] We’re set to see a release for the A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus models! The pairs will launch via Nike SNKRS on 21 September with a retail price tag of US$220 each. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss out on this drop!

[Update 5 Sep 2023] Indubitably, Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus will be one of the year’s most anticipated collaborations. Over the last 12 the two have done, a design language has been established, and refined through each succeeding model.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a release date yet but for what it’s worth, new campaign images have surfaced that will make its arrival all the more exciting. Enjoy them at the gallery above as we await more details.

[Update 23 Jun 2023] More detailed images of Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus have just emerged, courtesy of Outlander Magazine! Enjoy a look at the gallery above while we wait for more release details!

[Update 20 Jun 2023] A new colorway of the A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus has joined the duo of a Black and a White pair. This ascertained by Samuel Ross himself pictured holding a sample. There are no release details yet so an update is definitely to be expected. Stay tuned!

[Update 23 May 2023] Official images of the A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus, in celebration of the shoe model’s 25th Anniversary, are here. There’s two ACW* Air Max Plus—a “Platinum Tint” and a “Black”—as previously reported.

Both pairs of ACW* Air Max Plus trade regular mesh for premium leather for the construction of the upper, with the trademark Air Max Plus bands embossed across the leather body. Besides the standard ACW* x Nike co-branding on the tongue and heel area, Samuel Ross also extended the ACW* touch by creating the lateral and medial Swooshes by making cut-outs on the leather—brilliant!

While a release date has yet to be confirmed, with the appearance of these images, the A-COLD-WALL* x Nike Air Max Plus “Platinum Tint” and “Black” might arrive real soon. Keep your eyes peeled on this space!


A-COLD-WALL*’s ergonomic approach to design has been an appreciated aesthetic favored by techwear aficionados and streetwear enthusiasts alike, finding an audience even in the footwear subdivision of the sartorial scene. This presence was strengthened through special Air Force 1 collaborations with Nike and the crafting of all-new silhouettes under the Swoosh-adopted Converse. Each partnered effort saw a drop that combined user-conscious and sustainable materials with innovative design.

And according to Sole Retriever, Nike has enlisted the creative genius of Samuel Ross and ACW* to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Nike Air Max Plus — the nautical-inspired model best known for its striking exoskeleton and gradient colors. While descriptive features are still in the depths, style codes and vague colorways have surfaced.

This collaboration is expected to arrive as a two-pack collection in “Black”, which will likely fade into an iron grey gradient, and “Platinum Tint”, which we can expect to feature an achromatic spectrum. Both pairs will retail for US$210 each and are slated to land in the summer of 2023.

Regardless, we are sure that there will be signature ACW* technical touches to reach the collaborative drop, and are excited to see how the anniversary will be alluded to. While we wait for more information, why not check out this Nike Dunk Low “Setsubun” that finally has a release date?