Year Released: 1995
Standout Feature: Debut of forefoot visible Air
Designer Sergio Lozano took the reins on the Air Max 95, drawing his inspirations from human anatomy and bone structure to create one of the most memorable Air Max sneakers of all time. The radical design was supported by even more progressive technology, as forefoot visible Air cushioning was introduced for the first time ever. Even the looks were taken into account for runners, with reflective 3M Scotchlite overlays on the tongue and heel for added visibility at night.
Speaking of its looks, the Air Max 95 is a sure contender for the most stylish Air Max ever. The sneaker’s striking gradient design and neon-green flagship colorway can be spotted from miles away, and its minimal approach to branding, which saw a small Swoosh appear toward the heel, was nearly unheard of at the time.
Almost immediately, the 95 was embraced by runners and fashion-forward sets alike. Sneakerheads loved the shoe, as did rappers and more notoriously, criminals in the UK. To this day, it remains a go-to pair for those in the know.