We’re not entirely too sure if the Air Max Zero was ever really on the minds of sneakerheads. Why would it be? The Air Max 1 to the Air Max 97 was enough to keep the shelves filled on the walls of our minds for a long time. However, in 1986 Tinker Hatfield sketched a pre-concept design that served as the blue print for the Air Max silhouettes we see today.
Now after 30 years, the design that started it all has been birthed and dubbed the Air Max Zero. The Zero’s upper is constructed of textile for a sock-like fit, which is a nod to Tinker Hatfield’s original design. The patented air bag remains visible and provides superior cushioning that made the Air Max an icon.
The Nike Air Max Zero will release ONLINE ONLY on Sunday, March 29th at 11AM EST. Retail is $150.
Illustrations by: Natalie McGarvey. Check out her other work here.