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6 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers remarked how stylish they thought the Nike Air Max 1 LHM is. They used words such as dope,” fire,” and a definite cop” to describe the shoe.
  • Several buyers of the casual footwear say they love the combination of graffiti and pinstripe in the shoe’s design.
  • A few users said the low-top footwear runs true to size.
  • The Nike Air Max 1 LHM’s sole had nice traction, one person reported. He also mentioned liking the footwear’s creative icy sole.
  • The low-top sneaker provides a nice comfortable feel when worn, a tester noted.
  • The colorway basically is that of the OG Air Max 1.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few people reported that the Nike Air Max 1 LHM’s canvas and Hyperfuse material is not easy to clean. One person had to buy a special cleaner and use a slightly stiff brush on the material before it became fully clean.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Max 1 LHM brings back the iconic silhouette of the Air Max pioneer with a definite, eye-catching twist. The style is a head-turner and the comfort is even better than in the original shoe. The shoe runs true to size and has a good grip. Buyers just need to take extra care of their pair since the shoe is a bit difficult to clean.


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The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is available in men’s sizes which range from 4 to 13. The shoe has a lace-up closure that gives the footwear an adjustable fit.

The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is surprisingly easy to style. Rock your low-top footwear with skinny jeans or joggers. Or, pair it with a pair of selvedge denim and throw a slim jacket on top.

The Nike Air Max 1 LHM has a canvas upper while the mudguard (the pinstripe design) is made of Hyperfuse. The Hyperfuse technology fuses three layers of material by utilizing a hot-melt process, creating a durable shoe with enhanced breathability. It also eliminates stitching for a clean finish.

The Nike Air Max 1 LHM (Latino Heritage Month) is based on the silhouette of Tinker Hatfield’s design, the iconic Air Max 1. The original model debuted in 1987 and is best known for being the first shoe to feature Nike’s visible air technology. It almost didn’t see production since the marketing department at Nike doubted the tech would take off but the shoe proved them wrong. In fact, it is now listed as one of the greatest sneakers of all time.

The classic 1987 shoe took its inspiration from the Le Centres George Pompidou in Paris which had a famous inside-out” design. From this, Hatfield had the idea of taking the hidden air unit and making it part of the Air Max’s visual aesthetics.

The classic had a mesh and suede upper and was first released in a white, red, and grey combination colorway. It has since been released in various other colorways and in versions featuring a leather upper. The original also used far different midsole and outsole materials than the ones we see today, but since the foam then was prone to crumble, Nike upgraded the materials in 1992 to far more durable ones.

The Nike Air Max 1 LHM is part of Nike’s limited release Los Primeros” Pack that debuted in September of 2017 in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. The pack is comprised of collaborations of the Air Max 1, Air Jordan 1, Cortez, and Air Force 1 with local street artists from Latin America.

The Air Max 1 LHM model was designed by Wasafu, a Chilean graffiti artist. The style is inspired by graffiti as well as by the body paint of the nomadic Ona tribe of Patagonia.

  • The Nike Air Max 1 LHM model by Wasafu is named Nomad.”
  • The shoe debuted on September 15, 2017, at a price of $150.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.