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Masters of Max: The Air Max Icons – Air Max 180



Hot on the heels of the 90 is the Air Max 180 from 1991. Creating another instantly recognisable colourway with White, Ultramarine and Solar Red blocking. The 180’s stand out feature is it’s Air, that huge air bubble! Construction of the 180 meant that it’s Air Max unit was visible through 180 degrees, stripping away the outsole to expose it’s underneath.

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Masters of Max: The Air Max Icons – Air Max 90


The second Air Max icon to feature is the instantly recognisable Air Max 90, seen here in it’s original Infrared livery. Infrared is arguably Nike’s most iconic colourway ever! This colour blocking has been used across every category of footwear and hundreds of different models turning out some spectacular results, and we are certain it isn’t done yet with plenty of life left in infrared yet.

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Masters of Max: The Air Max Icons – Air Max 1




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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Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 11 Black/True Red “Father’s Day Championship”

Early last week we shared with you the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” that Michael Jordan wore for his final NBA Championship. Well, today we wanted to share another special shoe from the Air Jordan catalog.

We’ll start with a little history lesson for some. After winning three consecutive NBA Championships from 1990-93, Jordan retired from the game of basketball following his father’s death in July of ’93. He decided to revisit a dream he shared with this father and pursued a career in professional baseball. Although MJ progressed and improved as a player, baseball’s lockout and his burning desire to get back to basketball brought MJ back to the NBA. 1995-1996 would be MJ’s first full season back in a Bulls uniform and also the season that the Air Jordan XI (11) would be unveiled to the world.

With the return of MJ, legendary designer Tinker Hatfield returned to design and create the new Air Jordan 11, and what an Air Jordan it is. Pulling out all the stops (like Michael in the video below), Tinker wanted to create a shoe with both form and function as well as utilize new materials. The new material was of course the use of patent leather on the mudguard and toebox portion of the shoe, used to help mimic a shiny, convertible sports car. Cordura additions finish off the upper of the shoe, and sit above the always popular translucent sole, which made its return to the Air Jordan line and served as a window-like framework to the full length carbon fiber shank.

Air Jordan XI (11) Black/True Red

Air Jordan XI (11) Black/True Red

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