As one of the world’s cultural epicentres, Japan certainly has plenty of charming quirks. Whether it’s the flashing lights, winding alleyways, or eclectic fashion, there’s seemingly something intriguing around every corner. Another thing you’re sure to stumble across, of course, are the mini marts! Open 24/7, these ubiquitous food spots (referred to as ‘combinis’) are much loved by locals and tourists alike, stocked up with a smorgasbord of scrumptious, bang-for-your-buck snacks and beverages. Nodding to Japan’s combined love of mini marts and Air Max, Nike have cooked up the ‘Swoosh Mart’ pack, which features three tasty big-bubbled treats for your feet.

If you’ve visited the Land of the Rising Sun before, you’ll know the locals aren’t afraid to do things a bit ‘extra’. And the mini marts are no different, with various fresh food items brought in multiple times each day. Meanwhile, there’s always at least one fridge dedicated to coffee and milk drinks, with others stocked to the brim with teas, energy drinks, sodas, and an unusually large range of alcoholic options. In many ways, the mini marts are a lot like the nation’s best sneaker stores, where you’ll find countless plastic-wrapped Grails from wall to wall.

If you’ve visited the Land of the Rising Sun before, you’ll know the locals aren’t afraid to do things a bit ‘extra’. And the mini marts are no different, with various fresh food items brought in multiple times each day. Meanwhile, there’s always at least one fridge dedicated to coffee and milk drinks, with others stocked to the brim with teas, energy drinks, sodas, and an unusually large range of alcoholic options. In many ways, the mini marts are a lot like the nation’s best sneaker stores, where you’ll find countless plastic-wrapped Grails from wall to wall.

Primary School US4-US7 Sandals & Slides, the ‘Swoosh Mart’ pack includes two Delivering a lively fusion of Japanese mini mart favourites ands (one men’s colourway, and one women’s), and an Air Max 97.

Work With Us Delivering a lively fusion of Japanese mini mart favourites and colourway pays homage to the Japanese fried chicken known as ‘karaage’, which is normally housed in well-lit glass display cabinets near the front counter. The sneaker homage is constructed with leather, and the upper alternates between crispy white and golden hue stripes, mimicking the familiar bags the chicken comes packaged in. Red and yellow accents spice things up further, while screen-printed fried chicken panels and insoles make no secret of this sneaker’s juicy inspiration.

Primary School US4-US7 Sandals & Slides, the ‘Swoosh Mart’ pack includes two Delivering a lively fusion of Japanese mini mart favourites ands (one men’s colourway, and one women’s), and an Air Max 97.

Work With Us Delivering a lively fusion of Japanese mini mart favourites and colourway pays homage to the Japanese fried chicken known as ‘karaage’, which is normally housed in well-lit glass display cabinets near the front counter. The sneaker homage is constructed with leather, and the upper alternates between crispy white and golden hue stripes, mimicking the familiar bags the chicken comes packaged in. Red and yellow accents spice things up further, while screen-printed fried chicken panels and insoles make no secret of this sneaker’s juicy inspiration.

Complementing this greased-up goodness is another Delivering a lively fusion of Japanese mini mart favourites and, this one arriving exclusively in women’s sizing. Coming through a little lighter on the palate, the colourway nods to onigiri, the nori-wrapped triangular rice snacks often found in mini mart coolers. In turn, the uppers feature a seaweed-like hue and texture, with red and blue pops of colour nodding to the snack’s archetypical wrapping. Down below, the light blue shade also appears on part of the midsole, as well as the outsole.

Air Max classics Air Max 97 takes cues from the popular ‘in Jelly’ drink sachets commonly found in Japan’s mini mart fridges. Dressed in an eye-catching multicoloured mélange, this colourway features a unique collage printed on the upper. The colourful details, logos and print are an unmistakable nod to the popular drink packaging, while the ‘Metallic Silver’ overlays feature printed condensation water droplets, referencing the mini mart fridges. Meanwhile, there’s 3M reflective tongues, graphic insoles, and a milky translucent outsole. As always, a full-length Air Max unit provides the cushy base beneath.

Air Max classics Air Max 97 takes cues from the popular ‘in Jelly’ drink sachets commonly found in Japan’s mini mart fridges. Dressed in an eye-catching multicoloured mélange, this colourway features a unique collage printed on the upper. The colourful details, logos and print are an unmistakable nod to the popular drink packaging, while the ‘Metallic Silver’ overlays feature printed condensation water droplets, referencing the mini mart fridges. Meanwhile, there’s 3M reflective tongues, graphic insoles, and a milky translucent outsole. As always, a full-length Air Max unit provides the cushy base beneath.

Hankering for some appetising Air Max? Nike’s all new ‘Swoosh Mart’ pack arriving soon at Stationgallery.