Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $140
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Nike Air Max 1-100 History

Evolution was the key to Nike’s success as a global player on the sneaker scene. Technological advancements boosted the Oregon brand’s sales and helped provide users the right kind of cushioning they wanted or in the case of the 70s, what they only had dreamed of. Starting with revolutionizing features like the waffle sole, Nike had been shooting for the moon since their early stages.

Nike Moon shoes became such a hit that they even diversified the midsole portion of their models in the early 70s. The Nike Cortez was the fortunate iteration to be sporting the new and improved wedged EVA tooling. This innovative midsole tech was called Phylon which Nike had been religiously using up to the present time. Though Phylon had stayed to be a staple in Nike’s features, they never stopped improving the underfoot cushioning.

Seven years after the release of the Cortez, Nike developed a futuristic technology which the world has never seen before. Thanks to Frank Rudy, an aerospace engineer, the Nike Air Tailwind was invented in 1979 which forever caused a spur in the sneaker technology. For years, Nike had been using this enhancement as seen in the Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan series but the company wanted to take it a step further.

In 1987, the first iteration of the Air Max series was born. The Air Max 1, or AM 1 as sneakerheads might call it today, had been the spark plug of the airborne franchise since its debut. Many editions followed the visible Air-Sole unit and had improved to even cater the forefoot. With its vintage appeal resurfacing as a suitable footwear alternative today, the Air Max 1 became a constant canvas for design with multiple artists joining in with the trend.

The Air Max 1-100, for example, utilizes Velcro patches on which wearers can customize with different logo patches depending on their mood. The Triple White low top contains a Velcro heel tab with four Nike branding options to choose from. It also has a customizable tongue Velcro patch for an interchangeable style. The sneaker was inspired by Travis Scott’s take on the AF100 which has removable Swooshes.

Nike Air Max 1-100 Style

Going for a sporty look is always the Holy Grail for sneakers like the Air Max 1’s which means dressing up in joggers, leggings or tracksuits for fitness routines or just plain hanging out. Casual clothes like capris, shorts, and jeans would also count just take note of the low top’s white coloring while partnering these clothes. Darker colored trousers would always suffice.

Fit & Sizing

This shoe generally runs true to size. Cushioning is imparted by the visible Air-Sole unit on the heel which is enclosed by a lace lockdown system. Nike released these women’s Air Max 1-100 whities in sizes starting from 5 to 12 which are all constructed in B medium width. Men who want to get a pair just have to add 1.5 to their regular shoe size.

Notable Features

What the users can take away from this beautiful iteration is the interchangeable logo patched found on the heel and at the tongue. The sneaker comes in a vintage leather finish which is all drenched in white from top to bottom including the laces.

Additional Info

  • The interchangeable pack comes with four pairs of Nike logos in four colors.
  • The soft insoles are removable.
  • Uppers are composed of textured leather plus textile interiors.
  • The sneaker was released overseas on June 5, 2018, and was restocked on July 6, 2018.
  • It was priced at $140 in retail.

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