Today marks Air Max Day 2018, in which Nike recognizes its classic line of sneakers featuring the brand’s signature visible Air unit. The innovative technology was revolutionary to footwear when first introduced via the Air Max 1 in 1987, having since grown to a collection of seven different styles. In order to celebrate, thousands of sneakerheads and shoe lovers alike joined in on the fun on social media by sharing snaps of their favorite Air Max styles throughout the day.
Check out five of the best shots below.
Babies also paid homage to the classic shoe, even if the sneaker is more than two decades older.
One user showed off his Nike Vapormax sneakers which were customized by fashion and footwear designer Devlin “Dee-Nyce” Braswell. (Dee-Nyce was featured in FN’s Black History Month spotlight series.) The style, which was once primarily all-white, now features an elephant print along the midsole and turquoise blue accents.
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Third installment for #airmaxday Nike "Atmos" Vapormax for my mentor and one of my biggest influences in both the sneaker culture and customization game @fbccbayarea. Air units hit with heisenburg @fbccsoledye, uppers dyed with fbcc primeknit/flyknit dye, elephant print and blue accents thanks to @jacquardusa. Epic transformation from a base pair of all all white Vapormax's #solesoulXfbcc #airmaxday2018 #blessed #customsthatdontlookcustom #teamjacquard #teamfbcc #customizerdepot #nicekicks #aceofcustoms #jacquardpaints #jacquardusa #solesickness #bayareagotsole #teamnike #nikelifer #nikeid #nikeair #vapormax #atmos #nikeatmos #elephantprint #heartofalion #striveforgreatness #fatelovesthefearless
What’s better than one Air Max? About a dozen more. Instagram user @brewlowlife shared a peek at his collection, which includes a camo print edition as well as a turquoise-popped Air Max 93.
And @spacecampfresh added a colorful pair to the mix. His bright blue sneakers featured a bold all-over leopard print and neon yellow details.
Bonus: Even FN’s own senior athletic and outdoor editor Peter Verrygot into the spirit and shared a photo of his Air Max 95s, his favorite all-time sneaker model, on his personal Instagram account.
What are your favorite #AirMaxDay photos?
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