• Brooke Brennan

Happy Air Max Day


Air Maxes are perhaps the most iconic and influential collection of shoes. Since 1987, these shoes have stood the test of time while revolutionizing sneaker culture. And, it's all thanks to Tinker Hatfield—an architect by trade and a shoe designer at Nike. He was inspired by the Centre Pompidou in Paris to design his first Air Max, released in 1987. From there, the family of Air Maxes was birthed. Each March 26, we take a day to celebrate all that they have become. Happy 34th Air Max Day!


1979 introduced the idea of air technology, and 1987 introduced the first Air Max sneaker. Since then, the Air Max family has grown exponentially. Here are just a few…


  • Air Max 1 (1987)

  • Air Walker Max (1988)

  • Air Max Light (1989)

  • Air Max 90 (1990)

  • Air Max BW (1991)

  • Air Max 180 (1991)

  • Air Max ST (1992)

  • Air Max 93 (1993)

  • Air Max 94 (1994)

  • Air Max 95 (1995)

  • Air Racer Max (1995)

  • Air Max 96 (1996)

  • Air Max 97 (1997)

  • Air Max 98 TL (1998)

  • Air Max Plus (1998)

  • Air Tuned Max (1999)

  • Air Max 2003 (2003)

  • Air Max 360 (2006)

  • Vapor Maxes

  • Air Max 270

  • Air Max 720

  • Air Max running shoes


The list goes on and on….


For a detailed and complete history, check out our sneaker history pieces on Air Max 1s, Air Max 90s, and Air Max 95s.


You may have never heard of some of these soles, but the Air Max family continues to grow, constantly birthing new colorways and collaborations. The cultural importance of Air Maxes is unmatched and has shaped sneaker culture in more ways than we know. The wide variety of Air Maxes allows creativity and connection to the shoes on all levels. From old sneakerheads to new, we all own a pair.


From classics such as the “Neon” Air Max 95s to “Bacon” Air Max 90s, the Burbs Kicks team is taking a look back at our favorite Air Maxes.



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