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It’s been 30 years since Nike debuted Air Max to the world and it continues to evolve. From running, basketball, tennis, training and now a popular street style choice, there’s much to celebrate around Air Max designs.

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This month has been full of great releases for Air Max and we are loving how Nike is revamping some of their most talked about styles. We even have some new additions to the Air Max fam and they’re coming in hot.

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INFLUENCERS RIDING THE AIR MAX 🌊  

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Stay tuned for the rest of the month to see more things Air Max and check out the styles at finishline.com.

Written by Luis Alcala

As far back as I can remember, I was always looking at people’s feet. Maybe it was because I was shorter and really had no choice, but I always looked at people’s shoes and became fascinated by their choice in footwear. Growing up in Chicago during the heyday of MJ, all you saw were Jordan’s EVERYWHERE. So when I saw shoes that weren’t Jordan’s, it caught my attention. The fall of 1992, I was entering the 3rd grade and attending a new catholic school. Everyone wore a uniform, but your kicks were what made you stand out. I had a pair of Sonic Flights, but one morning when I was walking into school, I laid eyes on my first pair of Air Max ’90s. It was totally different from anything I’d ever seen. The grey suede with white mesh and orange/red color (later named infrared) around the bubble, it was sheer perfection! I was so fascinated with the shoe that belonged to this older kid, I built up the courage and asked him what they were called. He stared with a funky look and said “Air Max! now beat it.” I never thought two words could change my life.

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Air Max '97 Michael Johnson

Over the years, my passion grew stronger, literally going into a shoe store just to see the newest Air Max. Studying them and seeing the shoe evolve each year. A lot of sneakers helped shape my youth, but there was something about Air Max that stood out. From seeing the ’95s on the Wayans Bros then running to stores to find out what they were or the legendary Air Max 96 Scream Greens, to the Air Max ’97 Michael Johnson ad’s and seeing the gold pair in person thinking it was the greatest shoe ever. I used to beg my parents to buy them, but they refused due to them selling at $150.

Luis Alcala Air Max Collection

With time, I got a job and it was a done deal after that. Buying every Air Max I could get my hands on. From the Air Max Plus Tigers, to waiting at NikeTown Chicago in 2005 for the AMAZING Power Wall series or going to all the mom and pop stores in the city buying every pair of Air Max I saw available. It was easier back then, but I’m glad to finally have Nike celebrate these shoes with its own day. The small community of people that love Air Max is something unique as well and I don’t think there’s an audience like it with any other style. Love is such an easy word to throw around with material things, but for this shoe, it’s beyond love. To me the Air Max is a lifestyle. Passion is something that we all have for a particular thing and mine just happens to be a shoe with bubbles.

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Men's Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG 'Royal'

When it comes to Jordan Brand, some colorways get passed over for not having the “MJ effect”, which is the tie of Jordan wearing them in an important game or making a memorable play that people will never forget.  The ‘Royal’ colorway that dons this next Air Jordan Retro 1 High release is one of the most coveted in the sneaker world. Depending on who you ask, some would say that this colorway on the Retro 1 is the best, but a strong argument will be made that the ‘Bred’ scheme holds that title. While we are only four months in to the year, some are saying that this is the biggest release, but with so much time left we will have to wait and see if that statement stands.

Air Jordan Retro 1 Royal

Many Jordan heads are hype for this release and it’s only right that they are. This sneaker has only been released three times before and that was in ’85, ’01, and most recently in 2013. People may wonder why these are dropping when they released only four years ago, but it may be hard to find a sneakerhead who thinks that these should stay in the vault. This shoe comes with a clean black leather upper with royal blue overlays on the toe, heel and Nike Swoosh logos. They also feature ‘Nike Air’ on the tongue, respectively. You won’t want to miss out on this release.

Make sure you grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG ‘Royal’ on April 1st at Finishline.com.

Nearly 30 years after the first Air Jordan model released, there’s still no feeling like lacing up a fresh pair of MJ’s finest. Let’s be honest, with the past winter we had, it didn’t seem like summer could come fast enough. We’re getting what we wanted because the heat is definitely here. Peep these Jordan enthusiasts and collectors and how they rock their J’s, and don’t be scared to hit that follow button.

Make sure you post your best heat and tag @Finishline and use the #JordanFridays hashtag and maybe you’ll be featured here and gain some followers and have some sneaker blog glory! I mean, who doesn’t love some social media fame? Need to step up your game? Shop the latest Jordan Shoes now.

Every week we highlight the best Jordans on #JordanFridays and now you can peep the best adidas Boost pics on Wednesdays. If you think you’re sick with the camera and love your adidas Boost then make sure you snap a pic and tag us and use the #boosted hashtag. Each week we will highlight some of the dopest images on social media and show some social love to the boost fanatics out there. If you want to see your pic on the blog then grab your camera and snap a 🔥 pic and tag #boosted and check the blog each week. Get through hump day with a little social media glory.

Burgundy Boost is always a win🍷 📷 By @overtime.creative #boostVIBES

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Air Jordan 4 Motorsport

JB has been digging in the archives and deciding what sneakers they want to bring back this year in an attempt to dominate 2017. While they have been bringing us new styles and colorways with alternative stories, they have decided to bring back some extremely popular releases that have been stashed away for 10 years. Classics like the ‘Cherry’ 13, ‘Playoff’ 12 Low and more have had sneakerheads budgeting their money wisely so they can grab as many as possible and with more dope releases rumored to hit shelves later on this year, it can only get better.

Retro 4 Motorsport

The latest release for this upcoming Retro 4 was in 2006, but this pair will come without the famous Mars Blackmon logo on the heel panel. With so many Retro 4s releasing this year, these will be at the top of the list as a must-have for your rotation. This Air Jordan Retro 4 features a white leather upper with black and blue accents throughout the sneaker. These colors all compliment each other perfectly, so building a look around them shouldn’t be a problem.

Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘Motorsport’ with FREE SHIPPING on March 25th at Finishline.com.

Nearly 30 years after the first Air Jordan model released, there’s still no feeling like lacing up a fresh pair of MJ’s finest. Let’s be honest, with the past winter we had, it didn’t seem like summer could come fast enough. We’re getting what we wanted because the heat is definitely here. Peep these Jordan enthusiasts and collectors and how they rock their J’s, and don’t be scared to hit that follow button.

Make sure you post your best heat and tag @Finishline and use the #JordanFridays hashtag and maybe you’ll be featured here and gain some followers and have some sneaker blog glory! I mean, who doesn’t love some social media fame? Need to step up your game? Shop the latest Jordan Shoes now.

 

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Throughout history, there have been players who have left us in shock with their dominant performance at the college level. Unfortunately, because of this kind of talent, one and done athletes have become more prevalent, which means less time for potential NBA players to team up while they’re still in school. In light of the March Madness, this article will list out eight historically great basketball schools and their best players, two back court players and three front court players. Take a look at our Twitter page and vote for what teams you think would be the most dominant.

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Every week we highlight the best Jordans on #JordanFridays and now you can peep the best adidas Boost pics on Wednesdays. If you think you’re sick with the camera and love your adidas Boost then make sure you snap a pic and tag us and use the #boosted hashtag. Each week we will highlight some of the dopest images on social media and show some social love to the boost fanatics out there. If you want to see your pic on the blog then grab your camera and snap a 🔥 pic and tag #boosted and check the blog each week. Get through hump day with a little social media glory.

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