Vintage 1987 Nike Ads

November 28th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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Were you around back in 1987? Were you old enough to be flipping through a sports magazine of some kind? If so then these should feel familiar. If not then buckle in for a look back at some of the OG print ads that helped catapult such silos as the Nike Air Max 1 and the Nike Air Trainer 1 to the top of the heap in terms of revered Swoosh designs. The pages pulled go from the pictures-do-the-talking type to long winded tech-heavy explanations as to why these pieces of footwear deserved your cash. Click through with us for some classic Nike ad spots from 1987 and check out the full feature at Crooked Tongues.

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I submit that the best year for Nike was 1991.



Air Max 1991 (now known as Air Max BW or Air Max Classic)

Air 180 (now known as Air Max 180)

Air Huarache

Air Structure (now known as Air Structure Triax 1 but the Triax name came several years later)

Air Skylon

Air Span 2



Air Jordan 6

Air Force 5

Air Command Force

Air Ultra Force

Air Flight

Air Flight Light


Cross Training:

Air Trainer SC

Air Trainer TW Lite

Air Cross Trainer

Air Trainer Max

Air Trainer E



Air Tech Challenge 3



Air Mowabb


To me the Golden Age of Nike design was from 1985-1994 & those are the only shoes I rock as far as Nike Basketball shoes,trainers, & running shoes. I hate the designs from the mid & late 90's. Just my opinion.  


Did the original Air Max 1s have bigger air bubble than the retros we get now?


@BlamBlamSneakers yea... unfortunately.. same thing wit da Barkley 180s & OG air max 90s


@Da_Real_Big_Infinite do you know where you can find pics of the 90s and 1s with the larger bubble?

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