Throwbacks and tributes are all the rage for sports manufacturing giants such as Nike and Adidas, and that’s a good thing for those who love a bit of nostalgia as we’ve seen the outstanding Nike Mercurial R9 remake last year and are counting down the days until Adidas release the Champagne Predator Mania remake this summer.But today Nike have unveiled their latest effort as they released the latest colourways in their Hypervenom, Magista, Mercurial, and Tiempo silos with a not to the most popular ‘Air Max’ runners of the 90s.The iconic Air Max 95 and Air Max 97 shoes, along with two styles of Air Max 90s, have been applied to the latest boots that Nike put out, and the results are quality.
Tinker Hatfield is the design god responsible for designing many Nike’s well-loved and popular models. One particularly, the Nike Air Max 1, has stood its test of time as a regarded running show that has found its path onto the street and many sneakerheads collections. The Air Max 1 Essential is one worth adding to your compilation. Sculpted in a superior leather and mesh upper, the shoe offers daring style in each colorway presented.
The Nike Air Max 1 was the first in its line, and was released in 1987. Tinker Hatfield designed the shoe being inspired by Parisian architecture. It featured Air cushioning that was visible at the heel. Although at Nike some were skeptical about the Air cushioning being visible, it actually made the shoe very popular. In 1992, Nike decided to retro Air Max 1 for the first time, but altering some designs. The midsole and outsole were taken from the Air Max 3 (now called the Nike Air Max 90). All the retro models of the AM 1 released from 1992 were leather, but in 1995 Nike released nylon retro’s, then another change in 1996.