Size and fit

The low-top Nike Air Max 1 is offered in both genders' sizing. This sneaker sports the classic visible Air Max unit in the midsole inserted with lightweight foam cushioning for all-day comfort. Meanwhile, its conventional lace-up securing system uses flat cotton laces for an adjustable fit.

Nike Air Max 1 Style

To continue to pay homage to the legacy of Tinker Hatfield, Nike keeps on releasing variations of his most important piece of work - the Nike Air Max 1. This pair's classic upper made with mixed materials delivers lasting style and ample ventilation. Meanwhile, the thick midsole with visible Air Max cushioning gives a nostalgic effect as it reminds of the 70s era when chunky kicks ruled the market.

Swoosh offers this model in a multitude of colorways. A few of the most timeless hues are the original white/red, original white/blue, original white/navy/red. There are other versions of AM1 created through collaborations that caught the attention of many Air Max fanatics. Some of the most remarkable ones are the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 "Lucky Green," atmos x Nike Air Max 1 "Safari," and Parra x Nike Air Max 1 "Amsterdam."

Because of its classic and versatile look, styling the Nike Air Max 1 is pretty simple. Some would say this kick has magic that complements virtually any attire from suits to weekend brunch ensembles. From long to short pants, denim to khakis, mini to long skirts, the Nike Air Max 1 will surely elevate one's usual look

Notable Features

The timeless silhouette of the Nike Air Max 1 gives it an enduring power in the world of footwear over the years. The classic look of AM1 has been reinvented continuously, giving its followers a fresh new look to suit the existing trends. As its signature look, this shoe has the noteworthy visible Air Max unit found in the midsole. Not only does this element give a nostalgic feeling, but it also provides bouncy cushioning fitting for the casual strolling.

Nike Air Max 1 History

Tinker Hatfield was initially hired by Nike to work as the company's corporate architect in 1981. Upon Hatfield's request, he started designing footwear using his architectural experiences four years after being taken in by the company.

In the 80s, Nike thought of conceiving a footwear design that would keep up with the stiff competition in the shoe industry. While vibrant hues and bold patterns ruled the market, Nike planned on offering a design that is still remarkable without the usually bright and audacious elements.

During a trip to Paris, Hatfield came up with a design idea of formulating a structural design of Air technology that is visible to everyone. In March 1987, the brand launched the Air Max 1, their first-ever running silhouette with a noticeable Air Max unit found in its midsole.

  The Nike Air Max 1

Together with other silhouettes, such as Air Trainer 1, Air Sock, Air Revolution, and Air Safari, the Nike Air Max 1 trainer was part of the Air Pack unveiled on March 26, 1987. The AM1 made such a significant impact as it looked so much different from other familiar kicks presented in the market. This footwear with visible Air technology turned into an instant classic for its unflinching look and incomparable comfort.

As running footwear technologies progress, the Air Max 1 became outdated and turned into a favorite casual sneaker. Seamlessly, Nike Air Max 1 has sufficiently strengthened its status as one of the most popular sneakers of all time.

Because of its popularity and timeless charm, Nike continuously reinvented the AM 1 each year, making it adaptable to every generation. The countless number of materials, collaborations, and colorways of the AM1 for both genders and all ages are made available in the market. The iconic Nike Air Max 1 is an essential piece that genuinely deserves to be in every sneaker collection.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Air Max 1 is the sneaker that really started the introduction and evolution of the Air Max series.
  • Tinker Hatfield designed the shoe and almost lost his job when he was adamant about the transparent Air sole design.
  • March 26, 2017 was the 30th year anniversary of the AM 1.
  • The sneaker is one of the all-time favorites for collaborations.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Classic, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max 1, Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Tinker Hatfield
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, EVA / Fabric

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Sheena

Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.