Skip to content

Introducing the Nike Air Max 270

Known as the Nike 270 or Nike Air 270, the Air Max 270 was the brand's first lifestyle Air Unit and was inspired by several models from Nike's Air Max archives.

Designer Marie Odinot developed the signature upper of the Air Max 270. 270 is an internal Nike nickname for the Air Max 93, which featured a 270-degree visible Air Unit. With a 32mm heel, the shoe had the largest Air unit of any Nike Air Max until the Nike Air Max 720.

The giant Air unit is based on that of the Air Max 93, as well as its name. In some sneakerheads' eyes, the 270 upper looks a bit like the Air Max 180, while others claim it resembles the Air Max 90.

Nike Air Max 270 Design

Designed for casual wear yet with performance in mind, the Air Max 270 design offers ultimate comfort while running errands or on the treadmill.

AM270 features a woven and synthetic textile upper for a lightweight feel, and a foam midsole for comfort. Rubber outsoles ensure durability, while mesh details allow for breathability. The lining is padded for a comfortable fit.

For Nike Air Max Day in March 2018, the Air Max 270 was released in two colours: Light Bone/Hot Punch for women and Dusty Cactus for men.

Nike Air Max 270 iterations

Featuring exceptional cushioning in the heel and a stylish silhouette, the Nike Air Max 270 is crafted with comfort and style in mind. The Nike Air Max 270 React emerges as the go-to sneaker for those seeking versatility and performance. Combining a React foam midsole with a durable Flyknit and synthetic upper, it delivers a bouncy, responsive feel with enhanced support.

First appearance of Air Max 270

NBA superstar Kevin Durant wore them during warm-ups for several NBA games. Due to Kevin Durant's size 55, Nike had to make the largest Air Max 270 ever.