March 26th, 2014 by Sneaker News
When it comes to the wide world of sneakers, we all have different tastes and opinions, and the team here at SN is no different. All day in the office, we’re discussing and debating new releases and beloved classics, and needless to say, each of our staff members has strong feelings about their respective sneaker passions. As a result, we’ve decided to launch a new ongoing segment called Staff Insights where you can get to know our crew a little and hear some of their personal thoughts and opinions on current trends and topics. To kick things off, we thought we’d get in on the Air Max Day fun by sharing some stories on our favorite Max models, so continue on to see who chose what and stay tuned for more with TEAM SN coming soon.
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March 25th, 2014 by Aaron Hope
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.
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August 1st, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE AIR MAX CLASSICS WEEK
Moving forward with this week’s Classic Revisited is one of the many “cult” Air Max hits that have spilled out in the 1990′s – the Nike Air Max Deluxe. Unlike yesterday’s featurette of the Air Max2, which focused on the introduction of the advanced multi-chambered Air unit, the Air Max Deluxe was more of a marvel of design; it utilized the same full-length Air Max unit that was developed for the Air Max 97, but the upper of the Deluxe was one of the most visually stunning of the decade. The construction along was unlike anything Nike had done with its previous Runners; instead of stitched leather panels, the Air Max Deluxe took a ‘seamless’ approach in welding the clothed upper with the TPU exoskeleton, which provided coverage on the toe and the collar of the shoe. The Deluxe also gained its unique personality with the dotted-line scales and the unique graphic on the upper. Many considered the Deluxe as the ‘big brother’ to the Air Max 97 before Tuned Air and Alpha Project designs overtook the Air Max legacy. More of this amazing Air Max Classic below, so take a look and stay tuned for more Air Max Runner throwbacks tomorrow!
Nike Air Max Deluxe
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