Our verdict


Zip your MC Hammer pants and pair them up with the Nike Air Structure. Launched without fanfare, this sneaker lets you experience comfort and a street vibe like never before. For those who love to don a throwback style, you can't go wrong with the Air Structure from Nike.


  • Stable even on uneven surfaces
  • Stunning retro design
  • Cozy upon step-in
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable during warm days
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Secure and precise fit


  • Not for all day-wear
  • Only uses basic materials

Who should buy the Nike Air Structure

Get the Air Structure if you want a: 

  • steady and supportive platform
  • stunner that can grab attention from onlookers
  • airy pair of kicks for the summer

Nike Air Structure swoosh

Who should NOT buy it

Nike fans who want a softer shoe for all-day wear can go for the Nike Blazer Mid 77 or the Nike Air force 1 07 instead of the Nike Air Structure. 

Nike Air Structure comfort

Let's rock without rolling with the Nike Air Structure

Expect a lesser chance of experiencing inward rolling of the foot as the Nike Air Structure boasts its broad sole. Released in the first formative years of the visible Air units, the Nike Air Structure caters to runners with overpronation (excessive rolling of the foot). 

Nike Air Structure wide base

Nike has launched over 20 models under the Air Structure umbrella, making it one of the oldest running profiles in Nike's arsenal. 

Rock the streets with a touch of '90s

A perfect throwback sneaker, it displays a straight-from-the-'90s look bursting with so much character. 

Nike Air Structure design

Pampers the feet

This kick is very homey on the feet, giving the Air Max 90 Recraft a run for its money.

Nike Air Structure insole

Won't weigh you down

Despite its beefed-up profile, many buyers consider this "exceptionally airy" when worn. 

Nike Air Structure lightweight

Beats the heat

Perfect summer or spring sneaker, its mesh upper makes the feet feel cool all day. 

Nike Air Structure breathability

Impeccable finish

There are no reports of blemishes or glue stains on this sneaker's finishing.

Nike Air Structure forefoot

The Nike Air Structure has a spot-on wrap

The upper provides a form-fitting wrap; there are no reports of slips. 

Nike Air Structure heel lock

On the firm side

Reviewers mention that it has a bit of rigid cushioning that may not be suitable for all-day wearing.

Don't expect a standout

Several video reviewers advise buyers to "lower their expectations" as this model is made with basic materials. 

Nike Air Structure toe box

Remarkable features of the Air Structure from Nike

Also known as Nike Air Structure Triax 91, its style and comfort are reminiscent of another well-celebrated model, the Nike Air Max 90. Here are a few notable elements that set it apart from its Air Max folks:

  • It is made of a multi-paneled upper made of felt, mesh, and TPU which provide durability, depth, and retro style.
  • With just the right amount of pop of hues, this sneaker displays a look that embodies the 90s running footwear style.
  • Its broader sole provides superb stability; hence, it prevents inward rolling of the foot. 
  • The embroidered branding on the heel and tongue adds a premium touch.

Further facts

In the early part of 2021, the Air Structure in its OG colorway is re-introduced as a celebration of the silhouette's 30th anniversary. The Nike Air Structure OG appears to be a one-to-one replication of the original.

It features an upper dominated by white, gray, and black hues added with Neo Teal and Infrared pop of colors. It showcases different colored outlines on the lateral and medial sides of the sneaker.