Where To Buy The Nike Air Max 1 ’86 “Big Bubble”

Where To Buy The Nike Air Max 1 ’86 “Big Bubble”

For years The Swoosh has invited us back to the beginning stages of each of its most iconic silhouettes and consecutive color blockings. Reeducating while paying homage has become an adopted routine for the Beaverton brand as this weekend they return one of their holy grails that continues to influence and push forward sneaker culture. Following a multitude of teasers and an onslaught of official imagery, the Nike Air Max 1 ’86 returns in its “Big Bubble” this Sunday.

Utilizing CT scans to replicate the enlarged Nike Air unit and window utilized in the ’86 original, the silhouette makes its grand reappearance on Nike’s famed Air Max Day in its synonymous “University Red” composition. Mirroring its 2017 “Anniversary” counterpart in an identical color blocking, the overall construction of the OG inspiration bears a slightly wider toe box while the heel overlay has been raised and the former appearance of a synthetic twine has been ditched in appreciation for a true nylon tooling. Rendering seldom yet effective updates throughout in an effort to strike up late 80s nostalgia, the Tinker Hatfield design reinvigorates it’s once quietly shelved ensemble.

Scheduled to release tomorrow – March 26th – exactly 36 years after its inaugural debut for a retail price of $150 in full family sizing, in the meantime enjoy one last look at the Nike Air Max 1 ’86 “Big Bubble” below alongside our accompanying store list to grab your pair.

In other news, LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s UNINTERRUPTED platform received a Nike LeBron 20 collaboration.


Nike Air Max 1 '86 "Big Bubble"

SKU: DQ3989-100
RELEASE DATE: Mar 26, 2023

US 03/26/2023 Sunday

Retailer Release type Status
Stadium Goods After Market Check Site
Nike SNKRS US Standard Check Site
MR PORTER Standard Check Site
TAKOUT NY Standard Check Site
Bodega Standard Check Site
Social Status Raffle Check Site
A Ma Maniere Raffle Check Site
Sneaker Politics Raffle Check Site
Feature Raffle Check Site
Extra Butter Raffle Check Site
Slam Jam Coming Soon Coming Soon
Sesinko Standard Check Site
Lapstone & Hammer In Store Only Offline Only

Europe 03/26/2023 Sunday

Retailer Release type Status
43einhalb Standard Check Site
BSTN Standard Check Site
Naked Standard Check Site
Overkill Standard Check Site
Asphaltgold Raffle Check Site
Foot District Raffle Check Site
END. Raffle Check Site
AFEW Raffle Check Site
SVD Raffle Check Site
HANON Raffle Check Site
Footshop Raffle Check Site

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