The Nike Air Max is probably one of the most popular silhouettes among sneakerheads. So it's no wonder that many of the hyped colourways are always sold out very quickly. But if you are looking for an Air Max, you should have a look around here. In this overview we have summarized all current Air Max models from the Nike online shop. Just click on the picture and you will be taken directly to your desired product!
HOW WAS AIR TECHNOLOGY INVENTED?
The designer of the Air Max, Tinker Hatfield, was inspired by the extraordinary architecture of the Center Pompidou during a visit to Paris. Hatfield, who trained as an architect from a young age, was blown away by the building's inside-out approach. Because, as you probably know, the structure surrounds the outer facade of the building. This gave rise to the idea of revealing the inner workings of the shoe and making the Air window visible to the public.
THE HISTORY OF THE NIKE AIR MAX:
More than 40 years ago, Nike revolutionized the shoe industry with its new cushioning technology. It all started with NASA aerospace engineer Frank Rudy, who first captured high-density gases in a urethane air bag and brought the idea to Nike as a cushioning concept for sneakers.
Today, the Air Max franchise is one of Nike's most successful and popular ranges. Air Max sneakers have their own holiday in March each year, Air Max Day, which showcases the latest Air Max models. The breadth of the Air Max lineup has spawned legions of avid collectors worldwide, each developing their own Air Max culture.
In the late '90s, Italian ravers and graffiti artists were so enamored with the original Air Max 97 that they gave the shoe its own nickname, Le Silver. In France, the Air Max Plus got its own slang name: “La Requin” or “The Shark”, which is due to the slim profile of the shoe. American rappers like The Game, Redman or Lizzie Rascal have already mentioned the Air Max in their lyrics and increased the cult status of the Air Max models even further.
IN WHAT VARIATIONS IS THE NIKE AIR MAX AVAILABLE?
The Air Max series has grown significantly over the years. After Nike launched the Air Max 1 in 1987, models such as the Air Walker Max and the Air Max Light followed a little later. This was followed in the early 90s by the hugely popular Air Max 90, which is now considered the second most popular Air Max of all time. The silhouettes of the Air Max 95 and 97 as well as the Air Max 98 followed in the late 90s and are still among the long-running favorites in the Nike online shop.
HOW DOES THE AIR MAX PERFORM?
Since there are now many different Air Max models, it is difficult to give one tip for everyone. So if you ever get the chance to try on your favorite Air Max, you should take the chance. Then you are on the safe side for all future purchases!
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