On March 26th 1987, the Air Max 1 was introduced to the world. Therefore, last year Nike deemed the 26th of March “Air Max Day”. This year, Nike celebrates the anniversary of the immensely popular sneaker with the release of the Air Max Zero. "The one before the 1".
In 1985, two years before the debut of the Air Max 1, designer Tinker Hatfield already came up with a sneaker design with visible air cushioning. This design was never taken into production. Until now. During a visit to the Department of Nike Archives, where the sketch sat forgotten for 29 years, the Nike Sportswear design team stumbled across an interesting drawing while searching for inspirations to celebrate the impending second annual Air Max Day.
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Air Max 90. Nike will celebrate this memorable occasion by releasing a variety of takes on the classic “Infrared” model. Such as the Air Max 90 “Infrared Cork”, which features a full Cork-based upper. This one is set to release beginning of April.