“If we actually cut away some of the midsole and expose the airbag so you could see it, then people will understand it.” – Tinker Hatfield
30 years of the Air Max is here. March 26th, 1987 was the release of the Air Max 1 and with it, a revolution began. In the form of a literal window to the sole, the invisible became visible and Nike Air cushioning forever changed how Nike designed running sneakers.
The time to celebrate has arrived. 3.26, the day that started it all, marks the celebration of an experiment turned icon. To kickstart the festivities, a limited edition Air Max 1 will be released to usher in a new tradition. Air Max was redefined and reimaged on an annual basis, creating a sneaker royal family of sorts including the Air Max Light, Air Max BW, Air Max 90, Air Max 93, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, Air Max 360 and most recently, the Air Max Lunar90. Some of my favorites from over the years are below.
Head over to Nike to check out all of the cool releases throughout the month. Some of my personal favorites are below!