Year Introduced: 1990

Former architect, now sneaker design legend Tinker Hatfield rarely misses the mark. The Air Max 90 isn't his best. Nor is it the pinnacle of Air Max design. However, the color-that brilliant Infared-continues to capture the imagination of every sneakerhead and the mudguard wrapping the toe proposed a new dawn of running durability. Fun additional fact: Before designing the Air Max 90, Hatfield took a sabbatical and traveled around the world. Needless to say, he returned home rejuvenated and inspired.