Back in 2014, Nike declared March 26 as Air Max Day, a commemoration of the original release of the first-ever Air Max on the same day in 1987. Since then, all it’s been is a good day to wear your favorite pair of visible air. But this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 1, and Nike is celebrating with a slew of huge Air Max releases.
Among these commemorative releases, of course, is the first reissue of the Nike Air Max 1 “atmos,” which, in a vote called last year, was elected by fans to be brought back. Nike will be making good on its promise by releasing the legendary atmos 1s again on Air Max Day this year, joined by a faithful retro of the 1’s OG Red colorway, as well as a bunch of other Air Maxes that show just how far Nike has come with the design that made waves in the 80s and 90s.
Air Max 1 “atmos”
Air Max 1 “OG Red”
Air Max LD-Zero
Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit “Infrared”
Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 LE “OG Red”
Air Max Jewell (Women’s)
One of the other more noteworthy new releases in the Air Max Day lineup is the Air Max 1 “Master,” which is a more minimal take on the “What The” theme. It’s a luxe black Air Max 1 with a single upper panel that combines parts of the 1’s most iconic colorways in its 30 years (Air Max nerds should be able to identify: Patta, Safari, Viotech, OG Red, and more). The colorway is named after a group of Air Max collectors named “The Masters of Air,” that was featured in a short documentary a while back. There’s also a white version of the Master 1s, but that’s a limited friends and family release only.