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Weekend Rewind: Nike Air Max Motion City ‘Rio’

Weekend Rewind: Need to catch another look at the top weekend releases in basketball footwear or just catching up in general? BMF’s Weekend Rewind gives you a brief recap in the best performance and lifestyle sneakers to drop, ranging from Nike to Jordan to adidas and more.

Courtesy of Nike | featuring the Nike Air Max Motion City ‘Rio’

Inspired by the bright lights and bustling city-streets of Rio, as well as the fabled Brasilian hummingbird, the latest City Pack channels South American nightlife and nature in one cohesive collection. Each of the four silhouettes, including the Nike Shox Turb XIV, the Air Max Motion, the Air Max 90 Breathe, and the Roshe Run Slip-on, offer vibrant renditions of time-tested classics and new-age icons alike.

The Air Max Motion, another underutilized canvas brought to the forefront in this collection, breathes new life with a perforated leather upper, glow-in-the-dark detailing, and Rio badging.


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The Nike Air Max Motion City ‘Rio’ makes great use of neutral grey to make its accent colors (particularly Volt) pop. It’s a sneaker that has its ties to the past in the way it’s constructed with its smooth full-body upper overlay, and surprisingly mutes the Dynamic Flywire cables. The heel loop is obnoxiously large and the silhouette is a bit blocky, but the Rio colorway plays these down a bit, making for a competent lifestyle shoe at the very least.


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