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Happy Air Max Day 2019!

by Team Sneakest March 22, 2019

26 March marks a special day for Nike Air Max fans. It is the annual celebration of Air Max, also known as Air Max Day! As Sneakerheads, we typically look forward to special releases of new models or the call back of classic Air Max colorway.

This year, however, Nike will be changing things up for Air Max Day 2019! Instead of new models or special releases, Nike is introducing a 'Give Fresh Air' campaign.This initiative aims to promote the idea of making a difference to the community through common love for sneakers. Fans will be able to donate new and gently worn sneakers at selected stores as a way to give back to the community.

Nike Give Fresh Air Campaign

The initiative has already started and will run all the way till end April, only in the U.S.

Air Max History 

As we celebrate Air Max Day, we take a throwback look at the Nike Air Max history. From the introduction of the Air cushioning on the 1987's Nike Tailwind silhouette, to debuting the game-changing visible Air unit on the 1987's Nike Air Max 1...The Air cushioning has become a staple on Nike sneakers from running sneakers to basketball sneakers.

With countless Nike Air silhouettes and various iconic Air Max silhouettes released in the past, we now look at our favourite Air sneakers from Nike's archive throughout the years! 

Nike Air Max 1 - 1987

Nike Air Max 1 OG 'Anniversary' 

Nike Air Max 1 OG 'Anniversary'

Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 'Animal Pack'

Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 'Animal Pack'

Parra x Nike Air Max 1 

Parra x Nike Air Max 1

The Nike Air Max 1 made its debut in 1987 while at the same time becoming the first sneaker to feature the exposed Air sole unit. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Nike Air Max 1’s design and visible Air unit paved the way for its Air silhouettes successors!  

 

Nike Air Max 90 - 1990

Nike Air Max 90 OG 'Infrared' 

Nike Air Max 90 OG 'Infrared'

Nike Air Max 90 OG 'Infrared'

Nike Air Max Lunar 90 SP 'Moon Landing' 

Nike Air Max Lunar 90 SP 'Moon Landing'

Introduced in 1990 in its iconic 'Infrared' colorway, the Nike Air Max 90 has stood the test of time with fans still as excited whenever the Nike Air Max 90 is released. The Nike Air Max 90 is another masterpiece by Tinker Hatfield. While numerous colorways have been released throughout the years, the original 'Infrared' would be the first colorway to come to mind whenever the Nike Air Max 90 is mentioned! 

 

Nike Air Max 97 - 1997

Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet'

Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet'

Cristiano Ronaldo x Nike Air Max 97 'Portugal Patchwork' 

Cristiano Ronaldo x Nike Air Max 97 'Portugal Patchwork'

Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 OG 'Black'

Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 OG 'Black'

The Nike Air Max 97 was first released in 1997. The uppers of the Air Max 97 is inspired by Japan's bullet trains explains why the classic Silver colorway of the Air Max 97 receives the nickname of 'Silver Bullet'. The Air Max 97 was also the first Nike silhouette to introduce the full-length Air unit! 

 

 

Nike Air VaporMax - 2017

Nike Air VaporMax 'Pure Platinum'

Nike Air VaporMax 'Pure Platinum'

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax 'White' 

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax 'White'

Clot x Nike Air VaporMax 

Clot x Nike Air VaporMax

Nike changed the Air game in 2017 by introducing the Air VaporMax sole unit. By incorporating the Air and exterior layer into one holistic VaporMax Air unit, the new unit provides greater flexibility and spring without compromising its structure. With its lightweight performance and futuristic aesthetic, the Nike Air VaporMax has instantly made to it many fans' favourite! 

 

Nike Air Max 270 - 2018

Nike Air Max 270 'Be True'

Nike Air Max 270 'Be True'

Nike Air Max 270 'Volt'

Nike Air Max 270 'Volt'

Nike Air Max 270 'Hot Punch'

Nike Air Max 270 'Hot Punch'

In 2018, Nike introduced the Nike Air Max 270 - the first-ever Air Max silhouette created for their lifestyle Nike Sportswear brand. The Air Max 270 name is derived from its Air bubble sole unit, where the giant heel Air unit wraps 270º around the entire heel of the sneaker. The Air Max 270 silhouette also features the tallest Air Max unit ever, with 32mm in height. Featuring a sleek aesthetic while boasting the comfort of the largest Air unit, it is no wonder the Nike Air Max 270 is one of the top-selling units from Nike in 2018! 

 

Nike Air Max 720 - 2019

Nike Air Max 720 'Northern Lights Night'

Nike Air Max 720 'Northern Lights Night'

Nike Air Max 720 WMNS 'Sunset'

Nike Air Max 720 WMNS 'Sunset'

Nike Air Max 720 'Desert'

Nike Air Max 720 'Desert'

The Nike Air Max 720 is introduced this year. Made for consumers who are on their feet for hours a day, the Nike Air Max 720 seems to be the perfect successor of the Nike Air Max 270 with its futuristic aesthetic. The Nike Air Max 720 also tops last year’s Nike Air Max 270’s heel Air unit with an even taller Air bag!

As we celebrate Nike Air Max Day, which Nike Air Max sneaker would you be rocking? 

Shop for more sneakers over at our marketplace! Alternatively, you can download our app (here) to sell some sneakers!

Team Sneakest
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