Nike Air Max 1 Sneakers

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The shoe that started the Air Max story. The Nike Air Max 1 sneaker is a re-imagined icon, updating the legendary Air Max design with new colours and materials, while still maintaining the same lightweight cushioning that made the original so loved. Modern Air Max 1 silhouettes feature a leather, synthetic or textile upper – depending on the colourway – along with Nike’s patented Air midsole and a rubber outsole.

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The Nike Air Max 1 was originally released back in 1987, boasting a visible Air unit midsole. Although Nike’s legendary Air technology had been featured in shoes since ’79, the Air Max 1 was the first shoe to leave the midsole on show – cementing its status as one of the most important silhouettes in Nike’s history.

This visible Air midsole was inspired by the Parisian Pompidou Centre’s exposed structure, with legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield fusing his passion for architecture with up-to-the-minute sneaker tech. Hatfield described the Air Max 1 as a sneaker that was “designed to breathe, be flexible and fit well – but the fact it had the air window in the sole and the frame colour around it meant it looked a lot different than other shoes in its day.” And, more than 30 years on, this sneaker is just as iconic.

Discover our range of rare Nike Air Max 1 sneakers at Hanon – a shoe that’s still seeing new, hotly-anticipated styles three decades later. Aside from dozens of iterations colourways, the Air Max is also one of the most coveted shoes for designers to work on. Iconic Air Max collaborators include Patta, atmos and Ben Drury, amongst numerous other streetwear bigwigs. Can’t find the silhouette you’re looking for? Keep checking back – we add new styles all the time, and we’re hot on the heels of every Nike Air Max 1 release.

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