Nearly 30 years ago, Nike, led by the vision of Tinker Hatfield, made visible Air a featured component in footwear and the world hasn’t been the same since. Over the years, the franchise of kicks has grown tremendously deep in its number with offerings, which creates something for everyone from all walks of life in terms of favorites.
Not everyone can be “Masters of Air” or own hundreds of pairs of shoes, but that doesn’t lessen our appreciation. As Air Max Day approaches on Saturday, March 26, we reached out to a few friends who share in our love and fascination for kicks asking them to share what they consider to be their favorite silhouettes. As you’ll see, most sneaker fiends trace their love affair back to many of the earlier models from the archives.
Regular Ol Ty (@regularolty)
OG Neon 95s, OG Persian BWs, and OG Silver 97s are all tops for me. But, the neon color, the fade, the Air unit of the 95s changed the game. Somehow my boy’s older sister’s boyfriend ended up leaving his 95s at their crib. Size 8.5, my size. I ended up with them and I ROCKED those shoes like I bought them. We ended up getting into a fight with some guys and I lost one shoe SMH.
Hustle Simmons (@HustleSimmons)
My favorite air max is the Air Max 180. The ultramarine color way is my favorite but the shoe became my favorite Air Max after seeing Michael Jordan wear it in his ’92 Dream Team photoshoot. Back then anything Michael Jordan wore I wanted to wear but after a pair they quickly became my favorite running shoe Nike made. Every time I see a pair I think about the excitement I had as a child when I seen MJ rocking them.