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10 Best Air Max Sneakers You Can Buy Now

For sneaker fans who simply can’t get enough of the Nike Air Max line, there are plenty of exciting styles that you can add to your everyday rotation and you won’t need to look far and wide for them either.

The Air Max line debuted in 1987 with the introduction of the now-classic Air Max 1 and since then, it has blossomed into one of the most revered franchises in footwear history. The line even has its own holiday, which is observed annually on March 26 marking the original date that the aforementioned Air Max 1 first launched to the public. While past models have since been adopted as lifestyle options, the brand continues to integrate its latest innovations for new models including this year’s release of the Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit created from recycled materials.

Without further ado, here are the ten best Nike Air Max styles that you can buy right now.

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Nike Air Max 2090

The Air Max 2090 was introduced in January 2020 and is a new take on the classic Air Max 90. It features a breathable translucent upper that’s equipped with a new lacing system for a snug fit, which sits atop a Cushlon foam midsole with an extra-large Air unit at the heel.

 

Nike Air Max 2090
The Nike Air Max 2090.
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Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK

Although the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK was created with sustainability in mind, it doesn’t skip out on utilizing the brand’s latest innovations. The Flyknit upper is made from recycled polyester yarns that secure to the wearer’s foot thanks to the FlyEase lacing system while the plush VaporMax sole, which is made with at least 75% recycled TPU, cushions the underfoot.

Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK
Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK.
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Nike Air Max 270

The Nike Air Max 270 is one of the best selling sneakers so far in 2020 and for good reason. The sleek design opts for a breathable mesh upper to create a sock-like fit while a large-volume Air Max unit gives the wearer a spring to every step.

nike air max 270
The Nike Air Max 270.

Nike Air Max Tailwind IV

Released in the ’90s, the Nike Air Max Tailwind IV features a low-profile design with a combination of leather and mesh on the upper while the windows on the foam midsole reveal the Max Air technology that provides all-day comfort.

 

Nike Air Max Tailwind IV
The Nike Air Max Tailwind IV.
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Nike Air Max 90

One of the most popular silhouettes from the Air Max line, the iconic Nike Air Max 90 is best known for its mixture of mesh and suede on the upper that sits atop a Max Air unit at the midsole’s heel and the iconic Waffle sole providing comfort and traction.

Nike Air Max 90
The Nike Air Max 90.
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Nike Air Max2 Light

First introduced in ’94, the Nike Air Max2 Light made its triumphant return last year identical to its original release with the use of mesh and leather on the upper while a foam midsole housing a Max Air unit in the heel.

Nike Air Max2 Light
The Nike Air Max2 Light.
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Nike Air Max 95

The Nike Air Max 95 was designed by Sergio Lozano to mimic the anatomy of the human body. The shoe’s upper draws inspiration from tendons and muscles while the midsole made to resemble the spinal cord.

Nike Air Max 95
The Nike Air Max 95.
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Nike Air Max 97

The Nike Air Max 97 released in ’97 that’s designed after the bullet trains in Japan. The sleek design is constructed with a neoprene upper that is paired with the revolutionary full-length Air unit in the midsole.

Nike Air Max 97
The Nike Air Max 97.
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Nike Air Max 720

The Air Max 720 boasts the largest Max Air unit so far in an Air Max sneaker on its midsole for all-day comfort while a mesh upper provides breathability throughout the foot.

Nike Air Max 720
The Nike Air Max 720.
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Nike Air Max 98

The Nike Air Max 98 is best known for its leather-based upper that’s elevated with suede overlays wrapping around the shoe while Max Air cushioning is added on the midsole for lightweight comfort.

Nike Air Max 98
The Nike Air Max 98.
CREDIT: Nike

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