NIKE AIR MAX 96 II
25 YEARS ON THE STREETS
2021 marks the re-release of the Air Max 96 II, an iconic trainer that’s left its footprint on streets across the world. While the neighbourhoods around it changed, and a technological revolution altered forever the ways in which we live and think, the model stayed the same, keeping its look and feel for two and a half decades.
This digital zine 25 Years On The Streets celebrates the relaunch of the Air Max 96 II and 25 years of Liverpool. Liverpool is a unique place, steeped in a rich cultural history, populated by fiercely outspoken and loyal people, all full of opinions about the place that they call home. According to them, how has it evolved over the past 25 years, for better or worse? What are their stories? And what does the future hold?
This is the city according to the people that make it tick, with contributions from the history-making, newly-elected Joanne Anderson, the first black female mayor in the UK. We head to Metal Liverpool, the arts organisation based in Edge Hill at the iconic railway station. A cab driver shows us the city through his eyes, and a landlord explains why her pub Ye Cracke is different from other city centre boozers. The founder of Raggas talks about Liverpool’s historic Afro Caribbean community and recommends something off the menu, while the owner of legendary Lodge Lane boxing gym Golden Gloves stresses the importance of community, and Liverpool’s rich, diverse history.
The result is six different voices in one place, talking about their love for one city. This is 25 Years On The Streets.