See The Air Max Sneakers That Inspired Nike’s FootballX Heritage Pack

Nike FootballX Heritage Pack
The Nike FootballX Heritage Pack, inspired by classic Air Max styles.
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For Nike’s latest collection of soccer shoes for the small-sided game, the athletic brand took inspiration from some of its own most-beloved Air Max sneakers.

The NikeFootballX Heritage Pack — which debuts Sunday on the Nike Football app and hits Nike.com on Tuesday — includes retro-tinged versions of its Magista, Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo performance styles.

Specifically, the MercurialX boot is an ode to the Air Max 90; the HypervenomX pops just like the Air Max 95; the MagistaX boot takes color cues from the Air Max 180; and the TiempoX shoe takes it all the way back, paying homage to the Air Max 1.

To compare their similarities yourself, check out the photos below.

First up is the MercurialX, with a Flyknit upper in a familiar gray, black and red combo.

Nike FootballX Heritage Pack Nike MercurialX Proximo football boots inspired by the Air Max 90. Courtesy of brand.
Nike Air Max 90 OG Nike Air Max 90 OG Courtesy of brand.

Next is the HypervenomX that, like its predecessor, combines subtle gray tones with neon color pops.

Nike FootballX Heritage Pack Nike HypervenomX Proximo football boots inspired by the Air Max 95. Courtesy of brand.
Nike Air Max 95 OG Nike Air Max 95 OG Courtesy of brand.

The MagistaX, meanwhile, captures the Air Max 180’s understated aesthetic.

Nike FootballX Heritage Pack Nike MagistaX football boots inspired by the Air Max 180. Courtesy of brand.
Nike Air Max 180 OG Nike Air Max 180 OG Courtesy of brand.

And the TiempoX surprisingly references the blue Air Max 1 instead of the better-known red colorway.

Nike FootballX Heritage Pack Nike TiempoX sneakers inspired by the Air Max 1. Courtesy of brand.
Nike Air Max 1 Nike Air Max 1 Courtesy

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