Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Underrated Air Max Models
Tonight, we introduce our new Sneaker News NINE@NINE segment, and what better topic to kick off with than the ongoing Air Max celebration. With March 26th marking the 27th anniversary of the Nike Air Max 1, Nike will commemorate the birth of Max Air tomorrow with a special Volt-midsoled release. In preparation for ‘Air Max Day’, Nike took us back to 1987 and gave a bit of a history lesson with all the major pairs from Tinker Hatfield’s first golden era running designs all the way up through the recently introduced Flyknit Air Max.
That list certainly touched on most of the biggest releases from Nike’s flagship running series, but hardcore sneakerheads would immediately see a compilation like that as an opportunity to think back on some of the more obscure pairs as well. So that’s our goal here – to go back over the timeline and fill in some of the less common pairs that represent fresh retro opportunities we’d love to see return alongside the recurring cornerstones.
I'm new to this whole sneaker thing, so I just want to say that it's refreshing to see these kind of comments here.
My first pair was the AM96 II and they were amazing. Also, the 98s released in I want to say 3 versions and I had several of them and the deluxes were AMAZING. Blue and orange and the green and black/silver. The OG Tuned in blue that you see and the Fire/Tiger looking ones were also had. I miss those days.
Air max TN was Huge in the fall of '98! Sold out instantly. They were so different. I still have the eastbay with them in there. That first colorway.
It's all about the nike air max deluxe best kicks of my childhood defo need a release on them been searching the world since can't find them anywhere I will defo be doubling up the orders if there come out again
Air Max Triax 94/Max 96ll and Max 94 - known as Max ll.
But the best that is not on that list is Max 93!
Absolutely loved the Air Max Deluxe. They were available in great colorways, and supremely comfortable. Still have a deadstock pair, but sadly the glue holding the upper to the midsole is no good anymore. Air Max TN are a classic as well.
I would like to see the Air Max 2 (squared) & the Air Max 96 make a come back in OG colorways only! Nike tend to get carried away with these wack colors
Them Air Max TN bring back memories. I remember seeing that exact cw in HS for the first time. They were definitely a neck breaker with that colorway. That cw of the Air Max TN will forever be a classic!!!
These actually did retro. I had a pair around 2003/4 that were a green/olive kinda color. They had patent leather on them too. They didn't look no where near as nice as the originals though. Another air max that was nice that released the same time was the 24 /7 upper with air max only in the heel. The pair I had were a blue white and orange make up
Backed 100%. I'd actually rather see the Air Max 2 Light get retro'd over the standard AM2, but I'm really not holding my breath on that one.