Nike Reinvents a Classic with the Air Max Lunar1

June 27th, 2014 by / 12

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In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 changed the history of performance running sneakers by giving you a peek inside how the sneaker was made thanks to a visible air unit placed on the back heel. This need for inovation initially championed by Tinker Hatfield has stuck with Nike throughout its dominance over the past two decades and has given us tech advancements ranging from Free to Flyknit all the way to Lunarlon midsoles. The latest reinvention takes their flagship runner in the Air Max 1 and gives it a twist thanks to a lightweight lunar midsole while keeping the air max unit intact. The upper gets redesigned as well thanks to the ever-lightweight hyperfuse, mesh and tape to bring the classic silhouette up to speed with the times. The new edition of the Nike Air Max 1 will hit select Nike outlets starting today, June 27th. Stick around after the click and let us know what you think of the re-revolutionized iteration of the Nike Air Max Lunar1 by penning your thoughts in the comments section.

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The revolution is reignited with the debut of the Nike Air Max Lunar1. In 1987, the debut of Visible Air changed the consumer’s connection to performance shoe design by revealing the innovation. In 2008, more than two decades later, Nike Lunarlon technology redefined cushioning by taking comfort and support into the space age with a new kind of responsive foam ride.

In both designs, whether it was the window to the sole highlighted by a boldly colored rand or the beveled ribs of Nike Lunarlon amplified in bold neon, the sole became the star.

The Nike Air Max Lunar1 is the definitive union of lightweight cushioning and flexibility. Traditional Air Max technology partnered with innovative Nike Lunarlon foam creates a new feel for an iconic form.

Innovative no-sew construction strips away the original paneling but retains the classic silhouette and familiar details that defined the original Air Max. Breathable mesh panels maintain the commitment to lightweight comfort that links every aspect of the Air Max Lunar1.

The Nike Sportswear Air Max Lunar1 will be available on Nike.com/sportswear and at select Nike Sportswear retailers beginning today, June 27.

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12 comments
Kevn Knight
Kevn Knight

I like this look! Better than some other "reinventions"

Nia Nguyen
Nia Nguyen

It's nice to see a rounded toebox on a "AM1" again. Like the idea of a Lunarlon midsole to add much needed comfort, but that over exaggerated wedged heel is a little much...


Hopefullly the didn't forget to add the accent color to the back of the tongue like the OGs.

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