Colorways: Infrared
Year Released: 1990

Three years after its introduction, the initial form of Air Max reached its pinnacle with the Air Max 90. Soon to blow out of the heel entirely in '93 (and spread to the forefoot in '95), the max-capacity Air bag in the 90 was provided further protection around the foam midsole, while a mudguard broke up the upper. The original Infrared colorway, which saw widespread use in the early '90s, is definitive.