A previously unreleased design can now be designed in numerous color combinations; the Nike Air Max Zero is now available on NikeiD.
The model was originally designed to be the first Air Max sneaker with the visual bubble in 1985 by Tinker Hatfield. The shoe is dubbed the AM0 because it was the one before the Air Max 1, which dropped in 1987. The Zero was inspired by the Centre Pompidou building after a trip by Tinker in Paris. The model has since been updated for Nike Sportswear in 2015 and features a mesh toe box, heel, and dimpled leather sections on the upper.