Undefeated’s latest take on the Nike Air Max 90 delivers a design with a retro futurist approach. This latest edition replaces the rugged leather with a myriad of materials referencing the ‘90s New York street scene’s adoption of technical outdoor gear. In respect for the function-first origins, the shoe itself is stripped down and the silhouette’s features deftly reinterpreted for 2020. This approach lead to some restructuring of the shoe’s paneling to both reduce material and streamline the upper pattern. The Swoosh is thus elongated and the typical rubber “Air Max” marker above the Air-unit window is removed. Padding in the tongue and heel is also minimized, adding to the sleeker form. Additional details include a heel pull tab and tongue lacing reminiscent of the Nike Vomero 5. The concise, all-black look highlights the depth and texture of the build.