Nike Air Max 1 OG
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
The Nike Air Max 1 OG is available for men and women. The fit is generally true to size.
It has a low-top construction for flexible ankle movement, a traditional lace closure for a snug yet customizable fit, and a slightly padded collar and three-piece tongue for added comfort. The synthetic suede and mesh upper provide a lockdown and breathable fit on the feet. Also, the tongue features an extra eyelet in which the laces could loop through to keep it in place for a more secure fit.
Nike Air Max 1 OG Style
A must-have for sneakerheads and collectors, the Nike Air Max 1 OG stays true to its form. It has the original shape, form, and colors of the original Air Max 1, which makes it just as iconic for streetwear or casual use. It can be worn with almost anything from shorts to jeans, casual pants, and jogger pants.
Of all the Nike Air Max releases over the years, the Air Max 1 OG is the closest direct recreation of the 1987 initial model considering that the original toe box shape was brought back. The upper features a mesh material as underlay, with a significant portion covering the entirety of the toe box, and a suede material for the mudguard, sidewalls, and the rest of the added reinforcements. Of course, this OG version still features the iconic visible air cushioning unit in the midsole which allows impact protection for maximum foot support and comfort.
Nike Air Max 1 OG History
The Nike Air Max 1 is one of Nike's iconic sneakers of all time and the first one to feature a visible Nike Air cushioning unit in the sole. Footwear designer Tinker Hatfield and developer Mark Parker worked hand-in-hand in coming up with the design of the Air Max 1 that first released in 1987. It was inspired by the Centre Georges Pompidou, a must-see building structure in Paris.
Over the years, the Air Max 1 underwent several tweaks here and there to accommodate the brand's newest technologies such as the Hyperfuse, the Lunarlon soles, the Flyknit uppers, and so on. As a result, its shape changes gradually with a bulkier toe box and a wider profile in general.
The iconic shoe celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 and the Nike team worked deliberately in recreating the original Air Max 1 silhouette to commemorate such an event. The Nike Air Max 1 OG first released in limited quantities in March 2017 as part of the Air Max Day 2017 and re-released as a general release in September of the same year. It has a close resemblance to the original from its shape to the materials, texture, and finish.
- The signature half-done Swoosh branding is presented on the sides, while the embroidered Nike Air branding is found on the heel.
- It also features a three-piece tongue similar to that of the original model with the Nike Air Max branding.
- The two plastic eyestays are presented in this OG version as well.
- Also featured is the standard Air Max 1 rubber outsole for traction.
- The insoles are removable.
- This shoe comes with the original box and a spare pair of shoelaces. The limited release in March during the Air Max Day also came with a Nike Air hand tag, a Nike Air booklet, and a Nike Air dust bag.