If it ain’t broke, make it better, said Tinker Hatfield. Hence the reason the Air Max Classic BW ‘Persian Violet’ even exists. Tinker, the design gawd, used the mid and outsole of the highly successful Air Max 90 as inspiration and made the visible Air unit bigger with bolder overall colors in the upgrade for ’91 iteration. This cult classic will again rise to glory this year, and it’ll get props from old and new heads alike. Retailing for $120, the Nike Air Max Classic BW ‘Persian Violet’ releases March 8, making it a solid segue to any surprises Nike’s got in the works for Air Max Day.