Whether you’re a runner or just an avid fan of sneaker history, chances are you’re familiar with the iconic status of the Nike Air Max series. Since the revolution began in 1987 with the release of the Air Max 1, the legendary running series has taken on many shapes and forms. But the underlying performance roots of the shoe have very much remained the same. As we eagerly await the arrival of the latest installment of the series, the Air Max+ 2013, check out the animated video above of how the Air Max series has evolved over the past 25 years.

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