The Best Air Max Day Releases, Ranked

From the Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 to the Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 'Elephant', here is a ranking to the best Air Max Day releases thus far.

Nike Air Max 1 OG Red Anniversary Release Date Main 908375 100
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Nike Air Max 1 OG Red Anniversary Release Date Main 908375 100

In 2014, Nike declared March 26 as “Air Max Day,” a brand-created holiday celebrating the first-ever release of the Air Max 1 in 1987 that kicked off the now-classic Air Max line.

The Air Max 1 was conceptualized by the legendary Tinker Hatfield. It was the first shoe to have a visible Air unit on the midsole, making it a pioneer of the visible cushioning setup and one of the most important innovations for Nike, which continues to make new Air Max shoes decades later.

Every year since the introduction of Air Max Day in 2014, sneaker fans have not only celebrated the holiday by breaking out their personal favorite Air Max styles from their collection but also by participating in Nike’s high-heat launches prepared around and during March 26.

Coinciding with Air Max Day this year, we take a look back at some of the best Air Max Day releases thus far.

10. Nike Air Max 1 'Master'

Nike Air Max 1 "Master"

9. Clot x Nike Air Max 1 'K.O.D.'

Clot x Nike Air Max 1 'Kiss of Death' 2021 DD1870 100 Lateral

8. Nike VaporMax

Nike Air VaporMax

7. Nike Air Max Zero

Nike Air Max Zero 'Air Max Day' 789695 104 Lateral

6. Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 'Beast 2.0'

Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Animal Pack Release Date AQ0928 700 Profile

5. Nike Air Max 90 'Bacon'

Nike Air Max 90 'Bacon' CU1816 100 Lateral

4. Nike Air Max 1 '86 'Big Bubble'

Nike Air Max 1 '86 Big Bubble University Red DQ3989-100 Profile

3. Nike Air Max 1 'Anniversary'

Nike Air Max 1 OG Red Anniversary Release Date Profile 908375 100

2. Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 'Elephant'

Nike Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant 2017 Release Date Profile

1. Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97

Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 AJ4219 200 (Lateral)

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