THE AIR MAX FAMILY SPANS NUMEROUS GENERATIONS. WITH THE AIR MAX 1 LEADING THE CHARGE, THE FAMILY’S VARIOUS ITERATIONS HAVE TAKEN ON PERSONALITIES OF THEIR OWN.
As the countdown continues and we get ready for the 2nd Air Max Day, Nike gives us a closer look at some of the iconic Air Max models that have defined the AM franchise and the evolution of visible air since it’s inception in 1987. Starting from the very beginning with the pioneering and revolutionary Air Max 1. A truly ground breaking shoe that changed sports footwear forever. We will feature another 8 legendary Air Maxes in the coming days.
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Tagged 1987, Air Max 1, air max day, AM1, Nike, sneakers, Tinker Hatfield, visible air
“Air Max is more than a shoe.”
One this day, March 26th, 27 years ago Nike changed the game. Mark Parker and Tinker Hatfield’s created not only a silhouette but cushioning system that revolutionized footwear. The Nike Air Max 1 was introduced to the world and showcased visible Air cushioning for the world to see. Nearly three decades the model has seen numerous builds and incarnations. To commemorate the special anniversary date we look back at 27 Air Max 1’s on the Wikipedia focusing on version’s true to the original, so no Hyperfuse or Engineered Mesh on this list. As with any list there are plenty omitted that could be on here. Here they are in no particular order and be sure to let us know what you think on Twitter and in the comments below.
Nike Air Max 1 (Original) uploaded by Josh Cole aka wideangle
Originally designed back in 1987, the Air Max 1 has a long history when it comes to sneakerholics. The first colorway, red/white, is still coveted to this day, and the shoe is one of the first to show the world what Air Max looked like with a visible air unit. However, like most things, the Air Max one slowly lost its luster and feel to the back burner for more updated technology and newer deigns. That is, until Nike started to retro product and sparked a return of the timeless style. Continue reading
We are near the end of August as well as the end of Summer (for many of us). The warm months of the year is a time when we can expect a variety of models to be rocked with no worries about rain or snow. So as we transition into a time when #sneakerholics may have to worry about the weather conditions, we look back at some of the favorite Summer choices. We’ve been asking enthusiasts on Twitter what their favorite Summer models were. From the responses we got these were the top 10 choices in no particular order.
1. Nike Air Force 1 Low (White on White)
The white-on-white Air Force 1 is a staple in many #sneakerholics collection. The clean canvas is a customizer’s dream and available in a few different incarnations, including the new Lunar Force 1.
2. Asics Gel Lyte III
Thanks to many successful collaborations from the mind of Ronnie Fieg and Summer time releases from the likes of St. Alfred, this Gel runner has never been as popular as it has now. Some great GR colorways helps with that as well.
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Tagged adidas, Air Force 1 Low, Air Huarache, Air Jordan 11, Air Max 1, Air Presto, Asics, Classic Leather, Disc Blaze, Gel Lyte III, Nike, PUMA, Reebok, Roshe Run, ZX 8000
The Supreme lineage of Nike sneakers are deemed only worthy to pairs that were considered the finest of quality and styles. The Nike Air Max 1 Supreme “Safari” was definitely worthy of the title, earning itself as part of the tribute Nike pays to some of its classic silhouettes in their vault of sneakers. With its direct relation to the Air Safari ‘87, this ACG inspired pair has taken its roots from one of the most famous of Nike runners. Part of a “Greatest Hits” pack that saw similar inspirations placed on the Nike Air Stab and Air Max 90, this pair represents a consortium of combined classics. Initially released in 2008 to select Nike accounts, the pair was a popular choice for #sneakerholics in a similar silhouette sneaker in the runners. Continue reading