AIR MAX DAY

THE HISTORY OF AIR MAX

1988: Nike Air Walker Max. A walker, rather than a runner, was added to the Air Max line up in 1988 with the Air Walker Max.

1989: Nike Air Max Light - a REALLY lightweight form of an original Air Max runner from 1987.

Following the launch of the Air Max 1, the infamous Air Max 90 was first seen in 1990. This sneaker, with the stand-out side panel, has turned heads for all of the right reasons since.

1991: - the Nike Air Max BW and a 'bigger window' of the air-sole unit.

1991 also saw the launch of the Air Max 180 - crafted with a bigger Air unit sitting all the way under the trainer for 180 degree cushioning.

1992. It's the Nike Air Max ST. A follow-up of the Air Max 180 with a focus on stability and the biggest Air-Sole to date.

Nike Air Max 93 in 1993. And the revolution of the Air unit wrapped around the heel of the shoe.

When the Nike Air Max 94 was launched in 1994, there were two different versions crafted - the low-top and slip-on boot.

1995 = the Air Max 95. The first shoe with a second visible Air unit, positioned at the front. The Nike Air Racer Max was also born in 1995. This was a lifestyle-inspired design.

Nike Air Max 96 was the design of 1996 - all about the mesh panels.

1997 and the launch of the Air Max 97 - full of full-length Nike Air cushioning.

The Air Max Plus came in 1998, with the Nike Air unit split into different sections, as did the Nike Air Max 98 with a heavily padded upper of mesh and leather, and the Air Max 98 TL.

In another busy year, 1999 saw the launch of the bold and eye-catching Nike Air Max Deluxe, as well as the Nike Air Tuned Max in a tribute to the 90's.

The Nike Air Max 2003 was crafted for maximum cushioning with a minimalist design.

It's now 2006 and unveiling of the Air Max 360 - the trainer with the ultimate in comfort thanks to Max Air cushioning - the start of a new age of Air Max technology.

Lightweight and breathable yet the ultimate in Air Max cushioning was 2014's Nike Flyknit Air Max, whilst the Nike Air Max 2015, abandoning the Flyknit, saw engineered mesh. Additionally in 2015, was the Nike Air Max Zero.

A breakthrough in 2017 unveiled the Nike Air VaporMax, in which the VaporMax unit itself performed as both the midsole and outsole.

2018 was all about the Air Max 270 - the first Air Max crafted especially for casual wear.

By 2019, Nike has developed the Air Max 720, with tallest Nike Air cushion - so far at least.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 90 in 2020, the Air Max 2090 was born - futuristic and with an upgraded Air unit 200% bigger in size.