Who doesn't love the mini swoosh on the side of the Air Max 1 toe box guard? It's such a great accent , but long forgotten by Nike a few years back. In 2009, Patta brought it back in their 5th anniversary shoe series and many sneaker enthusiasts loved the missed iconic accent return. Unfortunately though, we'll probably not see it again unless its requested by someone doing another Air Max 1 collaboration. For now, it was good seeing this fan favourite symbol back again.
As you can see, the above image has the 2002 Nike mini swoosh compared to the 2009/2010 versions. Just like the never ending changing shape of the Air Max 1 through the years, the mini swoosh has evolved to a shorter stubbier look. Luckily, its not a debacle re-hash like the recent shape trends of the AM1.
Which one do you prefer? Original or New?