The Nike Air Max 90 Pinnacle generally runs true to size with a snug fitting kept secured by flat shoe laces. The all-new sneaker released this year is available in women’s US sizes 6 to 11 in medium-B width.
A feminine treatment to the classic Air Max 90 silhouette, the Nike Air Max 90 Pinnacle originally came out in tonal premium leather for an all-day and all-year colorway that blends with any fashion for all seasons. The earthy colorways include Light Tan or Mushroom, Black, and Light Bone colorways for a versatile romp on the streets. The lifestyle sneaker comes in tonal overlays that are chic and stylish to mix and match with any type of outfit.
As in most Air Max designs, the Nike Air Max 90 Pinnacle boasts of superior comfort that lasts all day. This comfort is a result of an air cushioning system that keeps the foot well cushioned and a durable foam midsole that results to comfortable runs or walks. An Air Max unit at the heel, meantime, provides the needed stability and shock absorption that keeps every stride with a protective bounce, smooth, and lightweight feeling.
Designed by veteran shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, the first Air Max highlighted air cushioning technology that was once only hidden inside the shoe.
Hatfield, the same creative genius behind the most popular Air Jordans and several other iconic Nike shoes, stressed the Air Max was a revolutionary design in 1987. This is because the running shoe displayed this previously hidden feature to the amazement of many sneaker fans.
Displaying the air bubble in the back sole was then thought as a provocative idea at the time when most shoe designers would have wanted it hidden. Designers wanted then to design the air cushioning unit smaller for fear that it gets punctured or makes the shoe’s transparent bottom look structurally weak.
But finally, Hatfield was able to convince Nike that such fears are nothing compared to the admiration of many sneaker fans to the Air Max silhouette which is now probably one of the most successful designs of the brand.
The Nike Air Max 90, one of the line’s most successful releases and constantly ranking well among its retro shoes, came out three years later in 1990. Also called the Air Max 3, the design is sleek with all elements that seem to fall in place.
But its most distinguishing attribute was its iconic Infrared colorway which was only applied in retro releases several years later. The OG colorway was then the Hypervent Orange which can be recalled as the one worn by six-time Ironman champ Mark Allen.
Several retro iterations and collaborations of the Nike Air Max 90 soon followed in the past 25 years while the brand continues to release the shoe in its OG form continuously due to demand.
The Nike Air Max 90 Pinnacle is one model of the iconic running shoe that has been released in several colorways from 2016 to 2017 continuing the legacy of the OG Nike Air Max 90.
- sizes to the current size for women.
- Perforated leather in the upper keeps feet cool and well-ventilated.
- Premium leather used in the upper gives these sneakers a high-end treatment.