Nike Air Max 90 “Spruce Lime” Release Details, Background, and Estimated Resell

The UK-exclusive Nike Air Max 90 returns for a worldwide release this January! The Nike Air Max 90 “Spruce Lime”; release date is on the 25th of January with a retail price of $140 per pair. Keep reading to know all about it!

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Before we look at the 2021 edition of the Nike Air Max 90 Spruce Lime, let me walk you through its history!

Nike Air Max 90| “Spruce Aura”

Nike Air Max 90 Spruce Lime 1991 DeFy.New York
From DeFy New York

Tinker Hatfield was originally a corporate architect for Nike. When he shifted to designing sneakers, Hatfield thought of the Pompidou Center in Paris which was the main inspiration behind the Air Max 1.

It also later inspired the Air Max 90 which was just as much of a success and introduced Nike into other regions. For example, the first widely recognized sneaker in Russia was the Air Max 90. Other European consumers also adopted the Air Max 90 and it became a best seller within the region.

In the UK for example, an exclusive release made its way to the market in 1991 which was one of the original few colorways. Releasing along side the famous “Infrared” but rarely retroed, this colorway is high in demand ever since it retroed in 2008.

Although we’ve seen many popular AM90 colorways in 2020 alone such as the Air Max 90 Infrared 2020, a “Spruce Lime” colorway had still yet to re-release, until now.

To estimate resale for this brand new retro Air Max 90, let’s head over to StockX.

Nike Air Max 90/1 Spruce Lime

Nike Air Max 90 1 Spruce Lime
From StockX

Retail Price: $140

Peak Resell: $220

Release Date: 08/15/2018


This Nike Air Max 90 and 1 hybrid released back in 2018 for $140 per pair. Although not a true retro of the Spruce Lime Air Max 90, these kicks still feature very similar colortones.

A white/wolf grey leather upper is contrasted by dark green mudguards and a “Lime Blast” cropped Swoosh. White and grey midsoles with multicolored outsoles finish off the design.

The average selling price on StockX is currently just $90 which isn’t great for resellers. I’d say the Nike Air Max 90 Spruce Lime 2020 will likely have resale similar to its 2008 predecessor which is selling for around $220 on eBay.

Nike Air Max 90 “Spruce Lime”| Closer Look


Retail Price: $140

Estimated Resell: $170

Release Date: January/25/2021

Colorway: White/Hot Lime-Spruce-Grey Fog

This Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Lime” AKA “Spruce Lime”, although monikered similarly to the Air Max 1 Limeade, looks almost identical to the original featuring a similar build and colortones.

The entire sneaker features a blast of fresh colors including dark teal on the mudguards, hot lime cropped Swooshes and teal “Nike” branding on the tongue and heel tabs. The insoles feature a Hot Lime color with “International” and “Nike” branding.

A white/grey midsole and a lime Air Unit and a grey/teal outsole complete the look


Estimated Resell Value

I believe these sneakers will sell out as its a retro of a very anticipated OG colorway. I also believe there may be some profits by reselling these sneakers.

Using my estimated resell predictions, you can probably make around $30 in profits per sneaker. The resale prices may be higher depending on how much fans value this new retro.

Nike Air Max 90 “Spruce Lime”| Where to Buy

You can buy these sneakers at select retailers and on January 25th. The retail price per pair is set at $140 per pair for men’s sizes.

To buy them sooner for resale prices, visit StockX.


Nike Air Max 90 “Spruce Lime”

Retail Price: $140

Estimated Resell: $170

Release Date: January/25/2021

Where to Buy: (Retail) Nike

                       (Resale) StockX

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Mohammad Yousaf

Mohammad Yousaf

As a business student, Mohammad was thoroughly impressed with where the secondary market was heading for sneakers. He quickly realized that what used to be considered as a side hustle, was now the main income stream for many. He has studied the game ever since.


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