THE ONE BEFORE THE 1
Designed in 1985 but un-released until 2015, the Nike Air Max Zero Essential Men's Shoe is an Air Max 1 pre-concept design that combines a sleek upper and lightweight cushioning for ultra-modern comfort.
NIKE AIR MAX ORIGINS
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in the late '70s. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking colour combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.