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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Air Max 1 Premium was described as comfortable by a large number of Nike fans.
  • The majority of the wearers liked the shoe for its fashionable looks, cool and fun colorways as well as intricate details.
  • The sneaker looks the same as advertised, several reported.
  • A few mentioned that the shoe is worth its price.
  • More than a handful were impressed with the quality and durable materials used for the Nike Air Max 1 Premium’s upper and sole.
  • This versatile shoe performed well when worn for running, walking as well as work, some observed.
  • Many were pleased with the more than adequate support the shoe provided.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A handful reported that the shoe gave them blisters even after several weeks of usage.
  • The sneaker was stiff and uncomfortable, a few dismayed purchasers expressed.
  • One user advised that the shoe looked a bit bulky.
  • Some users noted that the shoe’s size runs a bit too large.
  • The sneaker’s toe box was a bit narrow, a small number of wearers remarked.

Bottom line

Among the most coveted Nike creations is the Air Max 1. This timeless classic, like fine wine, only gets better with age. It never loses its beauty and appeal since its release, instead, it merely evolves to meet the demands and needs of the brand’s avid fans.

The Nike Air Max 1 Premium, made of top-grade materials, is desired by many for its innovative design and fun colorways. Despite a few reported flaws, this shoe remains popular and well-liked. Regardless of cost, which can range from reasonably-priced to expensive, most, if not all, consider the shoe worth every penny with its fashion-forward aesthetics and its lightweight cushioning.


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Nike Air Max 1 Premium History

Nine years after the revolutionary Air Sole technology was conceived and developed, the Air Max 1 was created. Originally launched on March 26, 1987, this unique model was the first to feature the world-renowned visible Air unit.

The genius behind the idea of embedding an exposed Air system in the shoe’s midsole was Tinker Hatfield. This now famous shoe designer is the creator of the many iconic Air Jordan silhouettes. Hatfield drew Air Max 1’s one-of-a-kind design from the famous inside-out building in Paris called the Centre Georges Pompidou.

This controversial business’ functional parts including the pipes, ducts and steel supporting frames, were placed outside of the building and highlighted in bright colors. Although initially disliked by the public, it soon became famous for its high-tech design. Quite similar to Air Max 1’s unconcealed Air unit, this concept was at first rejected by the brand’s marketing team, however, it proved to be a huge success.

Over the past 30 years, this iconic silhouette continues to transform. Each new version is eagerly welcomed by Nike followers worldwide. The Air Max 1 Premium is among the many crowd favorites in this sought-after collection. Crafted using top-notch materials, it now boasts of seamless design and improved durability.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium Style

This version, which kept its predecessor’s already legendary silhouette, looks plush and elegant with its re-engineered upper that is made with premium materials. Simply pair this stunning footwear with your everyday shorts, sweatpants and jeans if you wish to look cool and fashionable in an instant.

The Nike Air Max 1 Premium also promises to perform. With its Air Technology equipped midsole, this sneaker ensures to provide all day comfort whether you’re walking, running or training.

A variety of striking color combinations have been launched for this sneaker. Recent releases include the Dark Stucco and the Ridgerock and Turbo Green. Regardless of color, this shoe is considered by many as a perfect casual, training and everyday footwear.

Fit & Sizing

With its structured upper, you can expect the Air Max 1 Premium to provide more than adequate support. Depending on its colorway, the shoe can be made with genuine leather, synthetic leather or textile.

The sneaker runs generally true to size. Men’s models are available in sizes 6-15 while women’s editions are offered in sizes 5-12.

Notable Features

Nike’s loyal supporters will instinctively recognize this shoe for its trendy, unique and classic silhouette. It also features a visible Air Bubble cushioning that gives the shoe improved stability and lightweight comfort. In addition, this sneaker is also known for its durable rubber Waffle Outsole, which gives the shoe enhanced traction.

Additional Info

  • Aside from the Air technology in the shoe's sole, the Air Max 1 Premium also has a PU midsole that provides additional comfort.
  • The sneaker’s tongue and collar are slightly padded for a better in-shoe feel.
  • The shoe's insoles are removable.
  • Its interior is lined with breathable material for lockdown support and superior ventilation.
  • Other distinguishable features are the Nike branding found on the heel and the tongue and the famous “Swoosh” logo located on the lateral and medial side of the shoe.
  • A customizable version is also available, which is called the Nike Air Max 1 Premium iD. Purchasers are given the option to choose the material and color they want for the shoe’s upper with an uptick in the price. To top it off, buyers can also change the color of the midsole, outsole and the Air Bubble as well as personalize the tongue label and the heel logo.