Nike's Air Max Con Just Landed In New York City

Nike Air Max Con , the ultimate Air Max experience, has finally landed in New York City and the best part about the exhibition is that it's free!

Mario Soriano/Nike

Mario Soriano/Nike

To celebrate Air Max Day on March 26, 2016, Nike has created a whole submarine, space-inspired installation located at the Skylight Clarkson Sq in the West Village. 

 

Upon entering, neon lights and Nike's logo is everywhere as guests ascend through a wide hallway into the world of Air Max. 

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There's a kiosk where sneaker aficionados can vote on their most coveted Air Max sneakers inside the Air Max Vault. On display is a huge wall of sneakers featuring releases from 20 years ago, including the Air Max plus OGs released in 1988

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Tinker Hatfield, who designed basically all the Air Jordans and oversees Nike's "Innovation Kitchen," created  these cool oversized Air Max kaleidoscopes to take the ultimate selfie from above.

Mario Soriano/Nike

Mario Soriano/Nike

Inside the kaleidoscope.

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There's also full station to collaborate with H-T-M at the NIKEiD Studio. In addition to the the installations and sneaker shop, there are a number of interactive booths curated by Nike's top influencers.

Artist Christophe Roberts, who uses Nike sneaker boxes as his main materials to create sculptures, is showcasing and demonstrating his latest work.

Mario Soriano/Nike

Mario Soriano/Nike

The Madbury Club, who just opened up a creative studio space in Sunset Park called .M158, is hosting "Capture Your Air" interactive showcase, where guest can take the ultimate sneaker selfie in a planetarium booth.   

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Phillip T. Annand, Director of Near Death Experiences for the Intergalactic Madbury Club and Spiritual Advisor to the Flatbush Zombies, told Konbini.com about his favorite Air Max sneaker.  

"My favorite Air Max  of all time are probably Air Max 97, that's the shoe that your dad would have worn."

In addition to the booths, sneaker lovers can get their kicks cleaned, eat cereal and ice cream provided by KITH Treats, as well as indulge in an Air Max-inspired manicure. 

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This multi-day sneaker convention (now thru March 26) will bring sneaker lovers together on an epic journey through the heritage, design and innovation story of Air Max. Step into the shoes of a designer, meet the Masters of Air and share experiences with the sneaker community. Air Max Con is free, but guests must register at nike.com/airmax.

 

 

 

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