From the Air Max 87 all the way to the Air Max 2012, Nike's had our back (or better yet, our feet) in terms of good looking comfort. Nike's Air Max Technology employs the type of cushioning at the sole of the shoe that could only be produced by the Earth's most valuable combination of gases — Air. However, getting consumers to understand that there is air cushioning and absorbing impact as they stride can be quite difficult; it is for this very reason that Tinker Hatfield decided to literally expose the "guts" of the sneaker, after being inspired by the transparent nature of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. Thus, not only is Nike Air Max Technology comfortable, it's also aesthetically pleasing.

The Nike Air Max lineage runs deep and it comes in many forms. Whether a sneaker implements Air Max, Air Max2, Total Air or Tuned Air, the concept and appearance is similar and easily recognizable. Upon learning that the latest addition to the Air Max family would be dropping soon — the Nike Air Max 2012 — we took a look back at all of our favorite sneakers that use Air Max Technology and tried to decipher where they stood within the test of time. The result? The 25 Best Nike Air Max Sneakers of All-Time...

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