March 26th- "Air Max Day"

by Henrik Buzzi


The release of the original Air Max, twenty-seven years ago, made the invisible visible,
opening a window to the sole like never before. Runners were hooked.
The world was intrigued. When the marathons ended, the revolution carried forward.

What began as an experiment in cushioning by engineer Frank Rudy quickly evolved into something more thanks to the vision of then-developer Mark Parker and designer Tinker Hatfield. The introduction and subsequent development of visible Air forever altered the future of footwear. Read more on Nike.com

THE AIR MAX DAYAM 1 PREMIUM QS Celebrate the birth of an icon with a modern take on the one that started it all.

THE AIR MAX DAYAM 1 PREMIUM QS
Celebrate the birth of an icon with a modern take on the one that started it all.

 AIR MAX 1 (1987) The one that changed everything. Mark Parker andTinker Hatfield’s brainchild revolutionized footwear,showcasing visible Air in a striking red and white colorway.

 AIR MAX 1 (1987) The one that changed everything. Mark Parker andTinker Hatfield’s brainchild revolutionized footwear,showcasing visible Air in a striking red and white colorway.

AIR MAX LIGHT (1989) Lighter than its predecessor, the AM Light expanded upon signature Air Max design language while maintaining the original’s pace.

AIR MAX LIGHT (1989) Lighter than its predecessor, the AM Light expanded upon signature Air Max design language while maintaining the original’s pace.

AIR MAX 90 (1990) Once called “Radiant Red,” the now-iconic burstsof Infrared on this design would go onto define the AM90 and birth its own legend.

AIR MAX 90 (1990) Once called “Radiant Red,” the now-iconic burstsof Infrared on this design would go onto define the AM90 and birth its own legend.

AIR MAX 180 (1991) How do you fit more Air into a running shoe? Start at the bottom – literally. The AM 180 displayed 180 degrees of visible cushioning beneath the mid sole.

AIR MAX 180 (1991) How do you fit more Air into a running shoe? Start at the bottom – literally. The AM 180 displayed 180 degrees of visible cushioning beneath the mid sole.

AIR MAX BW (1991) Big window. Bigger impact. The AM BW delivered more visibility, more padding and more Air than ever before.

AIR MAX BW (1991) Big window. Bigger impact. The AM BW delivered more visibility, more padding and more Air than ever before.

AIR MAX 93 (1993) The concept of “max Air” reached a new well, maximum. Breakthroughs in blow-molding technology afforded room for 270 degrees of Air.

AIR MAX 93 (1993) The concept of “max Air” reached a new well, maximum. Breakthroughs in blow-molding technology afforded room for 270 degrees of Air.

AIR MAX 95 (1995) For the AM95, designer Sergio Lozano drew inspiration from the human anatomy; specifically the spine ribs and tendons. Pops of Neon Yellow made these an instant classic.

AIR MAX 95 (1995) For the AM95, designer Sergio Lozano drew inspiration from the human anatomy; specifically the spine ribs and tendons. Pops of Neon Yellow made these an instant classic.

AIR MAX 97 (1997) Much like the bullet train that inspired its design,the AM 97 was built for speed, showcasing the first full-length visible Air mid sole.

AIR MAX 97 (1997) Much like the bullet train that inspired its design,the AM 97 was built for speed, showcasing the first full-length visible Air mid sole.

AIR MAX 360 (2006) The AM 360 realized Nike’s initial vision of running completely on Air with athermoformed Air unit and laser-cut upper

AIR MAX 360 (2006) The AM 360 realized Nike’s initial vision of running completely on Air with athermoformed Air unit and laser-cut upper

FLYKNIT AIR MAX (2014) Ultralight support meets maximum cushioning in the Nike Flyknit Air Max Men's Running Shoe,featuring the most flexible Max Air unit yet and a woven one-piece Flyknit upper.

FLYKNIT AIR MAX (2014) Ultralight support meets maximum cushioning in the Nike Flyknit Air Max Men's Running Shoe,featuring the most flexible Max Air unit yet and a woven one-piece Flyknit upper.