Nike Air Max BW: Be impressed by its throwback charm

It is not surprising that many are captivated by the retro style of the Nike Air Max Big Window. Born in the shadows of the famous Nike Air Max 180 and Nike Air Max 90, this 1990s running kick still garners several loyal followings. Many in-the-know Air Max fans love how Nike reinterpreted one of Tinker Hatfield’s masterful designs into a fashionable casual iteration.

Also dubbed Nike Air Max Classic, this kick flawlessly blends mesh and synthetic leather on its upper. This feature gives a vintage appeal while enhancing overall durability and breathability. Flipping to its underside is the striking Air unit bubble referred to by the Big Window moniker. Measuring a bit bigger than its AM 90’s predecessor, this tech offers springy cushioning suitable for strutting along the city pavements.

Citable colorways:

Considered a staple in retro catalogs, this model has been launched in a barrage of colorways and versions over the years, and here are a few of the most popular hues:

  • The OG Persian Violet displays a combination of light purple, black, and white tone. 
  • Another hue is the clean and straightforward Blue Dusk that is dressed in light grey and muted colors.
  • The throwback Nike Air Max BW Nintendo uses the four iconic colorways of the video game - white, grey, red, and black.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty, Retro, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Tinker Hatfield
Material: Mesh, Suede, EVA, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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