Nike, LAW MAGAZINE and END. Celebrate the TN Legacy - The Drop Date

Nike, LAW MAGAZINE and END. Celebrate the TN Legacy



It’s pretty overwhelming when you consider just how much presence the NIKE AIR MAX PLUS (or TN if you prefer) has held over contemporary popular culture since its inception in 1998. Currently traversing their 20th-anniversary year, the “Tuned Air” equipped model has been seen on the feet of countless garage and grime dons, as well as having a European stronghold, especially in Italy. To celebrate two decades of the inimitable rippled model, END. have joined forces with Nike and LAW Magazine to tell the trainer’s story, enlisting Deviation’s Benji B to curate a TN-inspired playlist full to the brim with UK-based artists.

Check out Benji’s thoughts on the TN below, along with LAW’s depiction of the many style guises it’s taken since it’s release in 1998:

“The TNs first came out during a very technical era of trainers when you had Nike Footscapes and Air Max 95s. Air Max 1 ran the streets in London the same way Air Force 1 did in New York, and for all that crew, the TN was the next natural step. A lot of silhouettes tie into a particular scene or era but the TN doesn’t belong to a genre, and it doesn’t belong to anyone. I associate them with the tail end of Garage era and Drum N Bass, dark Garage and early Grime but Indie kids in the early two-thousands would wear them too. They’ve also been adopted by the Modern Goth and the Art House scenes, so they’ve been pretty ever-present. To some people, it’s a really ugly shoe, but to others, it’s so sick and beautiful. It’s like marmite – you’re either a TN person or you’re not.”

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