Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers praise the Nike Air Max 93 for its lightness.
  • The majority of the respondents reveal that this model delivers superb comfort.
  • The breathability of this sneaker is praiseworthy for many buyers.
  • A handful of satisfied wearers share that this sneaker is very versatile. 
  • Few retro heads love the vintage vibe of this sneaker.
  • A large percentage of the wearers cite that they would highly recommend this pair to their peers. 
  • This shoe can be purchased at an affordable price.
  • The Nike AM 93 is presented in multiple colorways.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some criticize that the Nike Air Max 93 has insufficient arch support.
  • A few buyers think that this shoe is cheaply crafted.
  • Several respondents complain about the color discrepancies posted online and in the actual.

Bottom line

With its futuristic look stuffed with impressive technology, the Nike Air Max 93 continues to rock modern fashion. Its bulky profile with catchy details highlights its throwback running profile that can match the contemporary performance footwear.

The Air Max 93 from the Swoosh brand still deserves recognition for its timeless facets that flawlessly merge with durability, comfort, and breathability. While this model did not gain much popularity as its predecessors, many still believe that this iteration will remain a well-loved silhouette from generation to generation.

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Good to know

This shoe has a lace-up fastening system with a lightweight neoprene sockliner that securely keeps the foot locked in place. Meanwhile, the midsole is made of Polyurethane with the 270-degree Air Max Unit to deliver an excellent cushioning system.

The low-top Nike Air Max 93 displays style cues from various Nike silhouettes from its breadth of an impressive library. The chunky Air Unit on the heel was taken a cue from the Air Max launched in 1997 while the neoprene sock-like upper can be likened to the Huarache. This shoe displays a combination of leather and mesh with contrasting color details on the midsole for added texture and style. The Air Max 93 just created an iconic look without sacrificing the comfort, a perfect silhouette that should not be missed.

  Popular colorways of the Nike Air Max 93

  Nike Air Max 93 'triple black'

Displaying a total dark hue, this model is a sure hit for wearers looking for a legitimate all-around colorway. This sneaker is made of black leather and nylon upper, black Swoosh as well and the black rubber outsole. The total darkness is only broken by the translucent Air Unit at the heel, thus adding an exciting appeal by enhancing the floating heel illusion.

  Nike Air Max 93 'menthol'

Sometimes dubbed as the Nike Air Max 93 'Dusty Cactus,' this sneaker rocks a fresh white upper added with a black suede mudguard. Meanwhile, the cool hue of dusty cactus on its Swoosh, Air Max patch at the heel, and the transparent Air Unit add a remarkable, cool, and fresh appeal.

  Nike Air Max 93 'neutral indigo'

Released in 2018, this sneaker displays a softened look of the classic sneaker. The upper is made of black while the neoprene sleeves, mudguard, and the Nike Swoosh are done in dark grey to add stylish contrast. To finish the look, the brand used white midsole resting atop a grey Air sole.

  Nike Air Max 93 'blue graphite'

This model features a mixture of blue colors. The upper is made of blue graphite, new slate, and the dark obsidian hues to give unique aesthetics to add appeal further and as an opposite to the traditional bright look of the Nike AM 93.

  Nike Air Max 93 'Persian violet'

The black upper of this sneaker added with Persian violet tone gives a throwback appeal combined with a white sole to make it more classic. Also, the grey tone found on few parts further steps up the retro vibe that is very timely to the current fashion trend.

  Nike Air Max 93 'Nebula blue'

This fresh take on the classic kick displays white upper added with hints of orange and blue to add contrast. The mixture of three colorways on the upper adds striking appeal for buyers looking for kicks with modernized, retro aesthetics.

  Nike Air Max 93 'watermelon'

The combination of soft green and salmon pink on this pair certainly rebooted the appeal of the Nike Air Max sneakers in the modern market. The predominantly white upper was embellished with green and pink added with black inner cleatie to contrast the overall sweet look.

  Nike Air Max 93 'sepia stone'

The upper is added with tan overlays enhanced with suede mudguard in light stone hue and mesh midfoot panel in tan. Also, the toe box and the shoelaces are in pastel pink to add a striking contrast. Meanwhile, the brand added a translucent Swoosh branding on the side and Air Max patch at the heel.

Buyers and fanatics of these Air Max 93 shoes rave its timeless appeal that is easy to style. Many love to pair this kick up with rolled-up or cropped trousers, joggers, denim skinnies, shorts or even with activewear. Meanwhile, the Nike Air Max 93 for women can be seen sported with slouchy dress pants, shift dresses, or flowy skirts for an authentic laidback look while staying girly.

The colored Air-Sole unit of the Nike Air Max 93 makes this pair striking for the majority of the buyers. Another noteworthy trait is the bold rubber branding stitched on the tongue and the heel counter window with the Nike branding that significantly reflects the 90s retro style fashion. While these elements came from the vault of Nike, this kick still stands out for its futuristic look that is very timely in today's market.

The Swoosh unveiled the third runner in the Air Max series in 1993. The Nike Air Max 93 shoes showcased more air units than its predecessors; thus providing more heel cushioning. This shoe was first dubbed as the Nike Air Max 270 for its Air Max heel that is exposed in a 270-degree manner.

Hatfield and his team were inspired by the contoured shape of the plastic milk jug handle. They created an advanced blow-molding technology taken a cue from the shape of the jug and created a 270-degree air unit to the heel. This element eventually set the standard of cushioning in the sneakers domain and changed the rules when it came to walking on air.

The AM 93 has no real tongue but only provided with a neoprene sockliner. This model was the first with colored Air unit that eventually set the trend for the rest of the Air Max shoe line. The Air Max 93 made a special appearance by Jerry Seinfeld worn in his sitcom, Seinfeld.

In 2003, the brand retro-ed the Air Max 93 to celebrate its decade-long existence in the market, and since then, various colorways were launched each year, worldwide. The Swoosh released escape-influenced editions and the Air Mowabb edition. The Air Max 93 was also part of the History of Air Max package, and Nike also made this model available on the Nike ID which buyers can customize to their desired look.

In 2018, the brand launched the AM 93 in its original colorway as part of the star-studded Air Max Day. It displays all the classic elements, like white leather and mesh upper with Swoosh detailing. The neoprene collar delivers ankle support and with the critical feature, the 270-degree Max Air unit on the heel.

  • The Nike Air Max 93 was the inspiration behind the recently released Nike Air Max 270.
  • The outsole is made of rubber with various traction pattern for superb grip on the ground.


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