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