Since its first release in 1987, the iconic Nike Air Max has seen many reincarnations to present day. The release of its most recent revision is actually its pre-quell. Almost 30 years on from Air Max 1 Nike, has dropped the Air Max Zero, the first original design by its architect Tinker Hatfield that was never created. So monumentuous is the drop that 26th March has been officially dubbed Air Max Day.
The shoe was the first to feature a visible air bubble which revolutionised sports footwear and gave it major pop culture cred. And now with over 25 versions and counting, this cult classic wardrobe staple is being given the respect it deserves – its own day of tribute.
Sneakerheads the world over took to Instagram to join the ‘wear your air’ campaign. As a relapsed sneakerhead myself (I tried to go for the feminine corporate look for a while), I would love to see 26th March become an annual commemoration of comic-con magnitude.
Here’s a photo reel for the O.G’s – Nike Air Max through the years
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