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Nike Air Max 1 '86 OG 'University Red'
DQ3989-100
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Sneaker details

StylecodeDQ3989-100
BrandNike
StyleNike Air Max 1
ColorwayWhite/University Red/LT Neutral Grey
ColorRed
AudienceMen, Women
Release dateSunday at 9:00 AM
Likes9.2 / 10 (1588 votes)
PublishedJanuary 9, 2023 4:26 PM
UpdatedMarch 20, 2023 5:04 PM
The Nike Air Max 1 '86 OG 'University Red' mostly known by sneakerheads by the 'Big Bubble' nickname brings back to the public the original design that made Nike the iconic brand that is today. The revolutionary design of Tinker Hatfield took over the footwear industry in a way nobody could have predicted. With an architectural background, Hatfield designed the sneaker with a visible air bubble, which was highly criticized as it was considered too innovative and eccentric. Luckily, Nike believed in innovative thinking and from there on the rest is history. 

The '86 OG silhouette features a white mesh base with grey suede overlays around the lacing system and heel. The guard is constructed with intense 'University Red' suede together with the Swoosh. The branding elements on the heel tab and tongue tag also come written in the same red hue as well as the insole and upper eyestays. A white midsole supports the upper while the outsole is constructed of a mix of white red and black patches. The element that makes this shoe truly authentic is the enlarged air bubble which at the time was a manufacturing mistake, thus the newer models feature a significantly smaller one.