Year Released: 2006
Standout Feature: 360 degree Caged Air unit
The people wanted foamless, 360 degree Air, and in 2006, Nike finally delivered in the form of Caged Air on the appropriately titled Air Max 360. It was almost 20 years in the making, and the hard work paid off with the highest level of cushioning the brand had achieved up to that point. Meanwhile, Nike paid homage to the journey with a flagship colorway inspired by the original white and red Air Max 1.
Like the Air Max 2003, the Air Max 360 is known more for its performance and technology than its looks, but it’d fit in well alongside some of today’s more futuristic designs.