The newest evolution of Nike Air is here in time for Air Max Day
It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve come from.
Acknowledging history and heritage is important no matter what you’re doing, from education to athletic training and, yes, even sneakers.
There’s no denying the fact that Nike has an incredibly deep vault and a veritable library of stories and narratives tied to shoes whose designs have quite literally changed sports, streetwear and fashion culture.
We all know about the iconic Air Max line and its game-changing architect, a literal architect named Tinker Hatfield.
Hatfield was the one who first suggested exposing Nike’s proprietary Air cushioning unit with a “window” in the heel of the midsole, and a legend was born in 1987 with the Nike Air Max 1.
Air Max has evolved through the decades, growing and changing alongside footwear technology and aesthetic trends. Air Units got bigger and badder, collaborators got more and more bold, materials more versatile and high-tech.
March is for celebrating the Air Max lineage, with 3/26 the official “birthday” of the famous silhouette.
The Swoosh always cooks something special up for the occasion, and 2021 is absolutely no different. This year, the designers in Beaverton have turned the nostalgia up to “high” with the release of the Nike Air Vapormax EVO.
Honoring seven iconic Air models — Air Max 90, 93, 96, Air Max Plus, Air Tuned 99, Air Max Solas and Air Max 180+ — the newest addition to the stable puts the line’s DNA under the microscope.
This remix of Air Max styles can be yours in Triple Black and Anthracite colorways in Men’s sizing, while Women’s sizing comes in a Midnight Navy dressing.
Pay tribute to seven iconic Air Max styles when the Nike Air Vapormax EVO releases on 3/26 at finishline.com and in stores.