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March 26th, 2014 by Brendan Dunne / 35
Today, Nike Sportswear celebrated Air Max Day on a global scale with the original Air Max 1 at the center of attention. On this day twenty-seven years ago, Nike released the first sneaker with visible Air, and from that shoe an endless string of footwear followed. While the original Tinker Hatfield design popped up a few times throughout the 90’s, it was the 21st Century that revitalized the shoe and re-established it as one of the best sneakers ever created, and while the original “Sport Red” colorway still possesses the rebellious heritage of the brand, there were several other notables that made the Air Max 1 such an icon.
This collection of Air Max 1 releases celebrates all the gems that released over the years, and this mix of limited-edition collaborations and subdued general releases speaks volumes of how irresistible this shoe us. Big names like Japan’s atmos and Amsterdam’s Parra will be common themes here, but a near-perfect re-issue from 2002 deserves plenty of notice as well. Check out this collection of AM1 bangers and let us know which of these are in your personal collections!