The Nike Air Max 1 changed the game when it was debuted back in 1987 designed by Tinker Hatfield.
30 years later, its time to celebrate the classic Nike Air Max 1 and by doing so, Nike will be debuting an upcoming Nike Air Max 1 OG Anniversary Pack that includes two original colorways.
Today, Nike SNKRS takes us behind the design of the classic Nike Air Max 1 as we get ready to celebrate Air Max Day in March.
In 1987, the Air Max 1 changed the world of footwear forever. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the icon made the invisible, visible with the arrival of visible Air Max cushioning. Through the years as the debut Air Max captured the hearts of many, the design was upgraded and slightly altered to elevate comfort while meeting the needs of everyday casual wear.
As the changes and upgrades continued, Air Max connoisseurs across the globe began to yearn for the “golden era” shape that took over the late ‘90s and early 2000s. As it became time to decide how to celebrate the Air Max 1’s 30th anniversary in fitting fashion, the Nike Sportswear Footwear design team was determined to get back to that silhouette that everyone loved.
After plenty of internal back and forth conversation, and with insight from the sneaker community, the team de...