Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers

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The Nike Air Max 90 running shoes was named after its first year it was debuted, but it wasn’t always called that though. Before the year 2000 it was known as the Nike Air Max III and after the retro release Nike officially changed the name to Air Max 90 or AM90.

It was created by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who has been responsible for many of today’s classic Nike sneakers like the Nike Air Max 1 and most of the Air Jordan models. The Nike Air Max 90 looks similar to its younger brother, the Nike Air Max 1, and is often mistaken for it due to its Nike Air unit. However, there are big differences between both shoes that set the Nike Air Max 90 apart.

The sneaker features a mudguard on the sides right above the sole with a mudguard logo. The sole also contains a midsole wedge around the visible Air unite. Not only does the sneaker have Air Max cushioning in the heel, it also has Nike Air in the forefoot for more comfort. The Nike Air Max 90 is also equipped with a plastic logo on the heel and plastic eyestays on the upper along the laces to provide more durability and a snug fit.

Like the AM1’s, the first models of Nike Air Max 90 sneakers that released were made of mesh, suede and leather along the upper in the classic “Infrared” colorway. Since the 1990s, the Nike Air Max 90 has been released in countless different colors and material combinations. The designers at Nike always try to reinvent the classic Nike Air Max 90, but stays true to the shoes’ timeless style.

Some of the latest models released with Nike’s innovative technology are the Nike Air Max 90 Engineered Mesh, Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse and the Nike Air Max Lunar90. Nike is always on the lookout to make its sneakers more lighter, flexible and more breathable.

Even though it’s originally a running shoe, the Nike Air Max 90 has become an iconic staple in streetwear. It all started with the “Infrared” color scheme pictured above, and is still the most popular colorway today. It’s a true classic that will never go out of style.

You can find the Nike Air Max 90 shoes at all online and in-store at Nike store or you can create your own on NikeID online here.

Nike Air Max 90 360 “One Time Only” (2006)
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Nike Air Max 90 Ostrich (2008)
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Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse (2012)
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Nike Air Max 90 Engineered Mesh (2012)
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Nike Air Max OG Tape Infrared (2013)
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Nike Air Max Lunar90 (2014)
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Pictures courtesy of: Nike

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