Air Max Day has long passed, but don’t try and stop us from waxing lyrical about the legendary footwear line. Birthed in part by the one and only Tinker Hatfield, it’s not hyperbole to say the Air Max 1 would go on to ignite something of a revolution — the shoe itself is one of the most important in Nike’s storied history. Without the Air Max, today’s sneaker and streetwear culture simply wouldn’t exist as it does.
The Air Max is like ice cream — everybody has a favorite, be it the 95, TN or freshly released VaporMax. The shoe has been switched up year on year, gaining admirers and losing others along the way. Still, that’s all part of the history — for sneakerheads, there aren’t many other things that can evoke such fevered debate.
Choosing just 10 Air Max sneakers is no easy task, but we’ve managed to do it. Find them below.
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