Inspired by the Japanese rhinoceros beetle,the Air Max 95 has been re-imagined, expanding the next iteration of the Kabutomushi lineup that first grabbed our attention in 2008. Referred to as Kabutomushi, the rhinoceros beetle is as intriguing as its outward appearance. With enormous strength, the beetle uses a protruding horn from its armored body to catapult predators from branches and logs to defend its territory.
For the Air Max 95, the shoe takes new life from its human anatomy roots. Leather side panels, representing muscles, are highlighted in a combination of metallic safari print. The spine-like midsole is subtle in black, integrating an Air-Sole unit in the heel and forefoot for extra comfort. The design is completed with vibrant laces and lace loops, making the silhouette as eye-catching as the beetle itself.