One of the most revolutionary shoes of the modern age is the Nike Air shoe.
The Air Max has revolutionised modern culture in a way that would have seemed impossible for the humble shoe, just a few decades ago.
The Nike branded shoe became almost compulsory uniform for Hip Hop and Gabber subcultures, and received celebrity endorsements that sent the brand into the urban legend that it is today. Yes, today we might consider Air Max technology as a 'given' for youth shoe culture, however, this might not have been the case without Nike's ingenuity.
The Models From Early To Present
When it comes to Nike Air, it is hard to believe that they originated way back in 1987 with the original model being the 'Air Max 1' which was created for running, as are many of the reasons for their existence today.
So, here are a few of the models that have graced our feet since 1987, and live forever in modern culture:
- Air Max 1 - 1987 (leather version released in 1988)
- Air Max Light - 1989
- Air Max 90 (originally known as the Air Max III until 2000)
- Air Max 180 - 1991
- Air Max 93 - 1993 ( originally known as the Air Max 270)
- Air Max 95 - 1995 (based on the human anatomical design by Sergio Lozano)
- Air Max 97 - 1997 (inspired by Japanese Bullet Trains)
- Air Max Plus Tuned - 1998
- Air Max 360 - 2006
- Air VaporMax - 2017
- Air Max 729 - 2018
Stars Who Allegedly Graced Their Feet With Nike Air
Of course, every celebrity wants to be on the cutting edge of fashion. So, it is no surprise that many 'celebrities' have purportedly bought into the Nike brand and comfort over the years. So, here are those who have put their feet into these amazing shoes over the years(allededly):
- Michael B. Jordan(the most Niked of all!)
- Jason Sudeikis
- Justin Timberlake
- Will Smith
- Mark Wahlberg
- Dave Mustaine
- Chris Paul
- DJ Khaled
- Travis Scott
- Aleali May
- Kanye West
Now, admittedly, some of those names are not too famous in every part of the World. However, they are famous, and have added significantly to the brand in the Western World, which is, of course, the main marketing focus of the brand. Therefore, the legend that is Nike must owe some 'cred' to the names that appear above!
So, there you will find a great selection of Nike Air Max models to think about before you buy your next sneakers, maybe from our London business directory. Whatever your reasons are for buying this legendary model of Nike technology, whether it be for fashion, 'street cred', running, or comfort, you will be buying a legendary brand of footwear, that has gone where 'no shoe has gone before' and that has been tried and tested by millions of feet before they landed on yours!