Clot has officially unveiled its second Nike Air Max 1 of the year, following up the “Kiss of Death” with a darker “Cha” variant that takes inspiration from tea.
Like its predecessor, which was based on the Chinese reflexology or “Qi,” this Air Max features a primary color scheme of brown and red. But now there are multiple shades of the latter color, including a dark brown on the mudguard and heel counter. Gone are the orange accents, as the midsole is also rendered in dark brown with the character on the heel now red.
Making a return is the translucent toe cap that reveals a reflexology map on the insole, as well as the same smoky blue outsole. As Clot founder Edison Chen explained, “After reflexology usually comes tea” — making the “Cha” variant a natural follow-up.
The sneaker’s history dates back to 2006 — Clot, then in its infancy, originally released the “Kiss of Death” Air Max 1 as its very…