On 17 March is St. Patrick's Day, usually a reason to celebrate and also in 2021 we can rejoice, at least about two new sneakers from Nike. The brand is releasing two special editions of the Nike Air Max 90 and the Nike Air Force 1 in bright green to coincide with the Irish bank holidays. That can only bring us luck for this year and besides, green is the colour of hope. Both models will be released on 17 March at 09:00.
Nike Air Force 1 'St. Patrick’s Day'
Nike Air Max 90 'St. Patrick’s Day' - 2021
To the lucky shoes - Edition 2021
It's definitely hard to get hold of a pair of the holiday models, but as we said: Maybe they'll bring YOU luck this year. We're keeping our fingers crossed! With the gold details and iconic four-leaf clovers, both sneakers are sure to be a hit. As we've seen with the special Valentine's Day kicks this year, and as we've seen in the past, Nike likes to transform its classic silhouettes with a theme.
Although St. Patrick's Day is not as popular as perhaps Valentine's Day: who can resist these special kicks? The defining colour of the two models is - how could it be otherwise - green. The tongue and overlays of the shoes are in the darker shade of 'Pine Green', while 'Mean Green' adorns the entire branding.
AM90 St. Patrick's Day | DD8555-300
This is not the first time an AM90 has been available in this design. For those who don't remember the look from 2007, you can see it here!
In keeping with its silhouette, this year's Air Max 90 has a white mesh upper that stands out against the overlays. "Mean Green" accentuates the sneaker's lining, laces, heel tabs and Air Window, while the Swoosh remains white. The white midsole follows suit, but is contrasted by a "Pine Green" outsole. The Air Max lettering and logo on the insole are subtle gold.
What connects the two models is clear. Besides the dominant green, it's the cloverleaf detail on the upper. The graphic appears on both the mudguard of the AM90 and the heel overlay of the AF1.
Nike Air Force 1 'St. Patrick’s Day' | DD8458-300
Unlike its Air Max counterpart, the Air Force 1's 'Mean Green' is seen on the toebox and Swoosh, as well as on the inner lining. The Pine Green colours the overlays, tongue, heel and midsole branding and outsole. A white midsole and midpanel add depth to the design.
No matter which model you prefer, these sneakers might take you to the end of the rainbow, and if so, what do you want most right now? Maybe a St. Patrick's party, just like us. Put in your headphones, start a group session and dance. Our app will remind you of the release of Nike's lucky charms without any effort.
The Air Max 90 and Air Force 1 'St Patricks Day' will be available on 17 March 2021 at 09:00 from Nike. The AM90 will cost around €140, the AF1 €120.
What is St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's Day is originally a Christian holiday that commemorates the work of the Irish bishop Patrick in Ireland. The clergyman is said to have lived in Ireland in the 5th century and to have been the first Christian missionary. 'Supposed' because neither his birthday nor death date are known and historians suggest that probably at least two individuals characterise the figure of St Patrick's. Revered as a saint in the Catholic Church, he is considered the patron saint of Ireland.
Besides the Irish, the public holiday is also celebrated in Northern Ireland, the British overseas territory of Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland. In Germany, too, the leprechaun is (usually) on the move. For example, the largest continental European parade takes place in Munich.