National icons are no strangers to receiving some sort of celebratory day, and Nike’s iconic Air Max line is no different, hosting one of its own on March 26. As one of the most innovative elements in the performance giant’s legendary catalog, it’s only right to give its bounty of options and the designers behind them their well-earned 15 minutes of fame — even though the franchise has been around for well over 30 years now. With all that in mind, we scoured the brand’s website to find all the best options you can rock this Air Max Day and all that follow.
Nike Air Max 1 ’86 Original ‘Big Bubble’
Serving as the most well-known option in the field, the Air Max 1 ’86 ‘Big Bubble’ is about as iconic as any shoe can get, which says a lot knowing Nike is the name behind so many quintessential sneakers. Nevertheless, the Tinker-designed silhouette ranks among the rest even 30 years after it first came about, and now’s your chance to get your hands on it one more time. That’s right, the ‘Big Bubble’ will be available on SNKRS for $150 on March 26.
Nike Air Max 90 GTX ‘Anthracite/Obsidian’
We honestly couldn’t think of many more timeless ways to tackle the elements than a GORE-TEX-clad pair of Air Max 1s. This weather-ready spin on the iconic silhouette boasts a waterproof membrane and sturdy leather vamp, all the while retaining that classic, low-cut look that helps you wear them with virtually any pair of pants.
Nike Air Max 90 LTR ‘Pearl Pink/Baroque Brown’
This upscale iteration of the Air Max 90 takes the relatively office-ready shoe to new heights. The LTR offers all the comfort you’re likely accustomed to in a pair of Air Max 90s in a far more refined package. With its stitched leather overlays and enviously smooth suede, there’s quite honestly no way you could go wrong in these.
Nike Air Max 1 ‘Honeydew’
Well, well, well, if it isn’t a SNKRS release that’s easy to get your hands on. This summer-approved iteration garners its name from, well, you probably already figured. Get your daily fruit intake in with the Honey Dew, made of premium materials like buttery smooth pigskin nubuck and that classic waffle sole.
Nike Air Max Penny ‘Rattan/Summit White’
On the off chance you’ve grown tired of the running shoes that have made the Air Max line so famous, there is no better place to look than the hardwood-approved Pennys. And while the classic kicks are built to operate for the favored point guard, they still look just as good when you’re off the court, not to mention as comfortable as always.
Nike Air Max Plus ‘White/Cool Grey’
Ah, the Air Max Plus — now, this is where things start to get a little crazy. The game-changing design has served as a cult favorite since releasing in 1998, with its sturdy TPU accents and unmistakable upper often stealing the show and this wholly white option arguably taking the cake. No matter what color you choose, though, the undeniably unique sneaker remains a technical marvel even years removed from first hitting shelves.
Nike Air Max 95 ‘Black/Elemental Gold’
Like most options in the Air Max line, the AM95 has one too many famous colorways to overlook, but this black and gold option oozes the spirit of winning. More importantly, the silhouette is as comfortable as any of its predecessors and those that came after, featuring trusty flex grooves that help you move around naturally — even if you find yourself on the track.
Nike Air Max 97 ‘White/Particle Grey’
What better way to close this guide out than with the ultra-versatile Air Max 97? Serving as the first pair in Nike’s lineup to feature full-length Air cushioning, this is as revolutionary of a shoe as the brand had to offer upon its release and remains iconic to this day. Best of all, this new-age take on the classic ‘Silver Bullet’ colorway could be yours at the push of a button.