March 26th is an amazing day in history, the United States Air Force flag design was approved on this day, Napolean captured Jaffa on this day, Spock was born on March 26th! But we are sneakerheads, and as sneaker enthusiast we celebrate March 26th as Air Max Day.
Nike honors 27 years of Air Max comfort on athletes feet around the world today. Using the revolutionary technology invented by Frank Rudy and a silhouette designed by Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker the Air Max 1 changed performance footwear forever. The Air Max 1 was the foundation for the worldwide love for Nike Air. The Air Max 90, Jordan III, Air More Uptempo, and Lebron X would not be possible without the Air Max 1, and the whole Air Jordan campaign would make a little less sens, it would be just the Jordan campaign. The Air Max 1’s are the pyramids of the sneaker world as they were truly ahead of their time in 1987. They gave comfort and support by placing an encapsulated air unit in the heel of a running shoe, and gave athletes a new standard for comfort and support.
Imagine if you took every single shoe out of your collection that has Nike Air, your collection is looking pretty scarce now right? For our loyalty to the Nike Air technology Nike gives back to Air Max fans with a special edition of the Air Max 1. A white and grey upper sit on top of a premium red suede that wraps around the entire shoe. A hit of Volt on the midsole and inside of the tongue make this colorway stand out. Sneaker enthusiast will appreciate the date 3.26 on the tongue tab as that is the very date started a revolution of performance and style in footwear. Overall this classic silhouette and old school colors with a splash of new school flavor make this a must have for any Air Max fan.
Nike encourages everyone to wear their Air today and represent the technology that changed performance wear forever. You can pick up the “Air Max Day” Air Max 1’s at Nike.com and select Nike Sportswear retailers today. So show your exposed air bubbles and celebrate Air Max day with Nike.