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
    $130
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The Nike Air Max 180 is available in both men’s and women’s US sizes. For men, sizes range from 7 to 15, while for women it’s from size 5 up to 12, both in medium width.

It fits true to size, with some users saying that it’s suitable for those with wide feet. It has a structured low-top collar that provides unhampered ankle movement. An upper made up of synthetic leather and textile offers sturdy support for the foot. 

With a retro appeal, the low-top Air Max 180 can brighten up any outfit. It has a simple, predominantly white appearance that is complemented by a few colorful details that make it an interesting, head-turning shoe. These qualities, along with its lightweight construction, make it ideal for the summer. Track pants and a simple t-shirt paired with the kicks could be a go-to outfit for the season.

At the same time, the sneaker is versatile enough to fit any kind of get-up. Straight pants for both men and women, with or without pin rolls, are enough to show off the vivid, stylish appeal of these shoes. It could also be worn with visible socks to accentuate its retro vibe. White socks would fit the look perfectly.

A retro-inspired shoe, the Nike Air Max 180 offers a modernized sneaker that also takes into account the classic appeal of the series. Its air unit on the sole was 50% larger than other Air Max shoes when it was released, hence the name. This 180-degree rotation view has resulted in a partly transparent design on the outsole. Pops of color are seen on the shoe to create a stylish contrast to the white aesthetic.

Nike branding is on the heel counter and the tongue, while the Swoosh is characteristically found on the side of the shoe. Additionally, the 180 label is embossed on the heel tab. To finish off the look, the white midsole and black outsole create a neat appeal. It also has a color blocked outsole in continuation of the design along the midsole.

Nike, the world’s leading sneaker giant, began as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964. It was founded by former track athlete Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman, his coach. At first, the company sold Onitsuka Tiger shoes out of the trunk of Knight’s car at track meets. After several years, the business was eventually renamed Nike, after the winged goddess of victory, and the brand finally started producing its own shoe line.   

In 1987, Nike launched what would become the Air Max line, spearheaded by notable designer Tinker Hatfield. It began as an experiment in cushion improvement, ultimately paving the way for an iconic shoe series that is still receiving a lot of attention today. Starting with the Air Max 1, the first shoe to display Nike's unique air cushioning unit, the company has come a long way when it comes to updating and improving the Air Max lineup.

Each Air shoe is made with modern design elements in mind, including advanced technology that offers many benefits to the wearer. Just as the first Air Max shoe was pioneering, the models that would follow would keep the legacy going with a variety of fresh designs and features. The Air Max 180 is one version in the series that manages to maintain a simple appearance while balancing it out with all the right essentials.

It’s the first shoe to showcase the visible Air cushioning unit in a 180-degree view. This was achieved by bonding the urethane outsole to the cushioning unit. It would be the first time that Nike Air would hit the streets in the literal sense. First released in 1991, it has since been re-released as a retro favorite.

  • Max Air cushioning delivers supreme comfort and shock absorption.
  • Lightweight support is provided by the foam midsole.
  • There are rubber accents on the forefoot and heel to offer durability and traction.

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