Nike - The Evolution of Visible Air

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Nike's influence in the sneaker community is indisputable. They remain at the forefront, constantly innovating and creating new technologies to improve comfort and design. When the Nike Air first came out in 1987, it was not the first time runners experienced the benefits of cushioning technology. But when Tinker Hatfield introduced the Air Max with Visible Air, it changed the entire scope of how sneakers would be made from that moment forward. David Forland, Nike's Director of Cushioning Innovation who is also widely considered to be the foremost expert in visible air technology, along with Hatfield, has been exploring new and better ways to improve sneaker cushioning for the past 30 years. Turn the page to take a look at the Evolution of Visible Air.

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Air Max 1 (1987)

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Air Max 90 (1990)

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Air Max 180 (1991)

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Air Max 93 (1993)

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Air Max 95 (1995)

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Air Max 97 (1997)

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Air Max Plus (1998)

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Air Max 360 (2006)

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Air Max 2015 (2015)