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The Nike Air Max Timeline: Part 2

March 18, 2021 7:00 AM
The Nike Air Max Timeline: Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Nike Air Max Timeline!

Let's jump straight in:

1994 - Nike Air Max 94

The Air Max 1994 enters uncharted territory on our journey through Air Max history and is sometimes overlooked by even the most avid sneaker collectors - it's not as well known as other models.

Essentially, the design is a mix of the Nike Air Max Light and the Nike Air Max 93.

1994 - Nike Air Max 2

The Air Max 2 is a model that was also designed by Tinker Hatfield. Here he has introduced several Air Chambers with different strategic print. The special leather overlays and the different coloured Air units in the heel together form an incredible design.

1994 - Nike Air Max 2 Light

We know it, don't we? Nike has also developed a lighter version of the Air Max 2. In contrast to the 1, the Air Max 2 Light even proved to be more popular than its predecessor.


1995 - Nike Air Max 95

Another highlight: the Nike Air Max 95. Designed by Sergio Lozano, the sneaker was developed with the human anatomy in mind and its design is inspired by running shoes on rainy days. The Air Max 95 represents an important milestone in the Nike Air Max timeline.

1996 - Nike Air Max 96

A chunky design. The Nike Air Max 96 is clearly in the style of the Air Max family. The minimal branding, the layered upper and the chunky sole are reminiscent of many design elements we still know today. Today, the Nike Air Max Triax 96 is best known.

1997 - Nike Air Max 97

Finally, a full-length Air Max. The Nike Air Max 97, designed by Christian Tressler and inspired by drops of water making ripples in a pond, is still a favourite of the sneaker community today. While the OG colour is referred to as "Silver Bullet", the shade was actually inspired by the silver hue shine of a mountain bike.

1998 - Nike Air Max 98

So if any Air Max shoe exemplifies 90s fashion, it's the Nike Air Max 98. A mismatched design and bold contrasting colours make the 1998 kicks one of the most striking releases in Nike Air history.

Want to know what happens next? Then watch out for the third part of our Air Max Timeline on our blog page. There we will work our way through the rest of the story and also look at the latest Air Max trends! Have fun!