MAX AIR ACROSS CULTURES. The Nike Air Max 95 "Sakura" is a nod to the rich history of Japan’s influence on American fashion and culture. The "Sakura"—or cherry blossom—pattern throughout the shoe adds Japanese-inspired elements to the design. This celebration of cultures also has the same Max Air unit cushioning you know and love, so you can embrace that familiar comfort.
Cultural Collaboration The Air Max 95 was a cultural phenomenon in Japan—the colors for the "Sakura" are inspired by Japan’s love for the original. The design nods to "Ametora," a Japanese fashion trend started in the '80s centered around American traditional style. International Appeal The cherry blossom (or sakura) pattern found on the heel, insole and outsole represents a cultural exchange between Japan and the U.S. In 1912 the Mayor of Tokyo gifted the U.S. its first cherry blossom tree, representing the essence of the Japanese spirit and the transformation of its culture throughout the ages. Support Meets Cushioning In addition to blending international elements, the design also combines soft suede and washed canvas to deliver a multi-textured, sturdy feel. The "Sakura" puts cushy Nike Air units underfoot to keep you stepping in comfort.
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