|The Nike Air Max 90 was first released to the public in 1990. The Trainer was not known by the public as the Nike Air Max 90 until a couple years after its release. Its original name was the Nike Air Max III, but much like other successful products, it took on a different name after there were successors. The Nike Air Max 90 was a great performing Nike running shoe. The features of the trainer have a durable midsole which provides wonderful forefoot cushioning which is comparable to today’s best shoes the Air Max 90 also features a large Air Max unit in the heel.
The Nike Air Max 90 is a very lightweight and breathable Nike running shoe because of its mesh upper. Still today, collectors of the Nike Air Max 90 Retros prefer the mesh uppers over the solid leather uppers. Nike has retroed the Air Max 90 numerous times. It is almost guaranteed that any given day that you walk into certain trainer shops, a pair of the retro Nike Air Max 90’s will be on the wall.
Nike tends to release all white and all black versions most frequently, but the rarer releases of the infrared Air Max 90s draw many sneakerheads to line up for a pair. The Infrared is the most popular colorway of the Air Max 90. Other famous colorways of the Nike Air Max 90 include Limes, Pythons (Snakeskin), Crepes, and of course an exclusive made for Dave’s Quality Meats (DQM).
Nike celebrated the history of the Air Max shoes by releasing a campaign titled “History of Air Max.” Without question, the Air Max 90 was part of the package. Nike brought out the infrareds as well as the blue/neon colorway.
The Nike Air Max 90 is a classic Nike Air Max shoe. No collection is complete without at least one pair of the Nike Air Max 90.