The Life and Culture of Kicks

NIKE Air Carnivore: My Most Favorite Sneaker EVAR

Nike Air Carnivore

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I do not hear much talk on the interwebz about this sneaker and I do not know why. This sneaker was just out of control when it came out back in 1993. At least this sneaker was shown as one of the greatest of all time (my words) in Sole (or was it some other mag? I’m not in my room right now so I can’t see for myself) and shown as one of the sneakers that were real cool that came out that year.

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(please give me the black and purple)

Oddly enough, the color I loved the most is the one I really can’t find. I don’t remember all the colors, but it did involve purple and black… not sure what the other colors were.

This sneaker fit like a glove! Everything worked! The ankle strap, the footstrap; whatever you pulled or loosened made a difference in what the sneaker did and how it felt on your foot. If they ever retro it I will most likely get 2.

Another pair of sneakers that i would considered version 2 of this is Nike Air Carnivore Ultimate. I didn’t like that one too much. It was way hard to find a picture of that but if I find it (or scan it), I’ll post it here so future Carnivore fans can view it.

Other tid bits on this sneaker:

  1. 130 dollars retail for this sneaker… but it really costs 30 bucks to make and at the end of the day Nike makes 5 dollars per sneaker… yes you have to read this lol
  2. A listing of all (or a lot) of Nike Cross Training sneakers
  3. Highlight of cross trainers from Nike on sneaker freaker including image of Air Carnivores
  4. Air Carnivore is a vegetarian sneaker: A cross-training shoe sold by Nike in the 1993 time frame. Ironically, despite the name, the Air Carnivore was completely vegetarian.

Hope this helps the Nike Air Carnivore fans out there!!!


17 responses

  1. adelpho3

    This sneaker is by far in the top 5 kicks of all time all across thre board,

    September 12, 2008 at 8:34 pm

  2. Gary E. Martens

    Hey these were my favorite pair of shoes too,would you have any idea where i could buy a pair from

    December 20, 2008 at 9:50 am

  3. garfield lynch

    my friends had these and they made me jealous. to top them i got the air unlimited 1994. i regret not having a pair to this day.

    December 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  4. these will drop in the black white red colorway next summer, I have a sz 9.5 in the green for sale.

    October 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

  5. LUPON

    Ben exactly, I am has the research for these shoes which I like very much but I would have liked knowing how to get them please.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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    I wanted these sneakers more than pussy. I cut out pictures and saved everything I could get my hands on. This was when Street Fighter II was the next best thing to eating food. Im glad they back out Im goona get my hands on 3 pair…and customize the shit outta one of em.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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    These one are mine favorite and have 2 pairs of high Ancell.

    July 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

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