For retro loyalists, Nike's Air Max Day is practically a national holiday, and 2018 offers nothing short of a stacked lineup. The Swoosh makes a point of featuring cult classics from the vaunted Air Max line, each displaying a visibly pioneering trait.
First up is the Air Max 180 from 1991, built with a 180 Max Air unit that offers, as the name suggests, 180 degrees of visible air, enabling direct contact between the cushioning element and the pavement. Expect the OG Ultramarine colorway to be available on February 2nd.
Two years later, Tinker Hatfield bested 180 degrees with the launch of the Air Max 93, featuring the large, rounded heel unit of the Air Max 93, internally referred to as the 270, denoting 270 degrees of exposed air. The Air Max 93 releases February 2nd.
The Nike VaporMax Plus combines two iconic silhouettes, the Tn and VaporMax, resulting in a hybrid model that fuses one of the Air Max line's most innovative uppers with the line's most daring Max Air unit. The shoe, featuring a new moldable mesh articulation, mounted on a VaporMax Air-Sole, is available today in limited quantities on SNKRS. A full release follows January 25th.
Rounding out the range is the Air Max 270, the first Air Max model designed for lifestyle. The highly anticipated shoe features a 32mm heel bag, making it the tallest yet, with a super-soft bounce for all-day comfort. The first drop will be available February 1st, and new colorways of the Air Max 270 will be available beginning March 2nd.
Additionally, the Nike Air VaporMax 97, Nike VaporMax Flyknit 2.0 and Air Max 1/97 Vote Forward SW will also release during the lead up to Air Max Day.