Happy Air Max Day! As you know today marks 27 years since the release of the first Air Max, and with it came a revolution in the sneaker game. Literally a window to the sole, the visible Nike Air cushioning forever changed how Nike designed running sneakers. So in celebration of Air Max Day on this exact date in 1987 when they debuted, Nike’s got a brand new Air Max 1 “Air Max Day” releasing to keep you bubble lovers happy. And just to show our affection/obsession for this beloved Nike model, we’re dippin in our personal stash at the UBIQ vault, and showing off some heat.
Air Max 90 Infrared Release Year: 1989 – This shoe above needs no introduction. In the long line of classic runners, the “Infrared” Air Max 90s are timeless, considered to be one the greatest of all times and in some sneakerhead’s eyes – untouchable. Regardless, Nike has retroed these favorites several times, some with updated materials and even did a “vintage” version. Does something so divine need to be left alone to bask in it’s original form, or do you keep repeating history to let the youngins’ know? For those of you who own a pair of Infrareds, does copping for the second time around feel as good as the first? Only one way to find out.
Air Max St Style# 104010-100 Release Date: 1992 – Originally released in 1992, this Air Max silhouette isn’t one of the most popular models but it is distinguished by its tear drop shape visible Air Max Unit and remains a great runner nonetheless. Featuring a comfortable mix of materials (that heather grey jersey tho!) and appearing in its OG colorway, this trainer is def set to have some of you reminiscing about the good ‘ol days… Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Air Max Leather Style# 18783 Release Year: 1992 – Nike’s Air Max 1 has been released in a variety of colors and fabrics, each combination making it one of the most sought after shoes. Originally released in ’87, the first “retro” of the Air Max 1 came in 1992, this time using leather instead of the OG nylon version. See what had happened was Nike used the soles of the Air Max 90 to save money on production of this shoe, so thanks to this efficient tidbit the mismatch of the upper and sole makes this edition high in demand to find.
Air Max 1 (Women’s) Style# 2479 Release Year: 1988 – Word to the wise. If you have vintage Air Maxes, don’t try to wear them out – matter of fact don’t even put them on your feet. Unless you want to find out what a visible Nike Air unit blowin up under you feels like. Just take a look at our other pair. Yeah… that guy doesn’t work here anymore.
Air Max Classic BW Style# 104001-050 Release Date 1991 – These Air Max Classic BW may not be as iconic as its Air Max counterparts but still deserves to be listed among them. First appearing as the Max ’91 or Max IV, they were renamed for their rerelease to ‘Big Window’ Nike Air Max. On top of the “big” additions, the bigger silhouette also screamed more attitude, but this hallmark colorway – that ‘Persian Violet’ – is a 1991 OG that looks just as pristine as it did nearly a quarter century ago. Damn that’s a long time ago.
Well that wraps up our Air Max show-and-tell. Time to put them back in the secret stash spot. Will you be copping any, or wearing yours on Air Max Day? Show us on Instagram with hashtag #UBIQToTheMax and we’ll include on UBIQlife.com and repost our favorites of the day. #HappyAirMaxDay!