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10 of Our Favorite Nike Air Max Sneakers of All Time

Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

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10 of Our Favorite Nike Air Max Sneakers of All Time

Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

Marion Franklin Rudy’s 1977 invention of air bag technology for footwear, trademarked by Nike as the Air sole, changed the sneaker landscape tremendously. Legendary designer Tinker Hatfield took Air and ran with it (pun intended), crafting the first Air Max silhouette in 1987 with an exposed Air unit.

Since 2014, Nike has honored Air Max technology and its many iterations on March 26, claiming the date as Air Max Day. Naturally, the sportswear giant releases special edition models in honor of the occasion. For 2022, the brand took a regional focus with a Parisian-inspired “La Ville-Lumière” European exclusive, a “Blueprint” colorway limited to North America and a “Premium” model aimed at residents of the Asia Pacific and Latin America.

While this year’s offering is impressive from storytelling to overall execution, to celebrate Air Max Day, we’re highlighting iconic Air Max models that have stood the test of time. From Charles Barkley’s signature silhouette to holy grails like the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant,” read on for a selection of our favorite Air Max sneakers of all time.

Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary Red”

Resell Price: Starting at $315 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo 94 “OG Duke”

Resell Price: Starting at $500 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Parra x Nike Air Max 1

Resell Price: Starting at $401 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet”

Price: Starting at $350 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max Tn “Hyper Blue”

Resell Price: Starting $266 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant”

Resell Price: Starting at $895 USD
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max 1 90 “Infrared”

Resell Price: Starting at $137 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max 95 “OG Neon”

Resell Price: Starting at $204 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Penny 1 “Orlando”

Resell Price: Starting at $573 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

Nike Air Max 2 CB

Resell Price: Starting at $415 USD.
Where to Buy: Resale sites like StockX and GOAT.

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