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.

Air Vapormax

from $190

Nike

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Air Max More

$107

Nike

Buy at Caliroots

Air Max Flair

$160

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Air Max Plus

from $170

NikeLab

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Air Max Woven Boot

Nike

No Offers

Air Max 1 PRM

$144

Nike

Buy at Nike UK

Air Max 2017

$190

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Air Max 97 OG QS

$300

Nike

Buy at Flight Club

Air Max 2 Uptempo 94

Nike

No Offers

Air Max 1 SC Jewel

from $140

Nike

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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