Air Max 90

The Air Max 90, more correctly known as the Air Max III, was the third instalment in the Max line. Tinker gave the AM90 a faster look with forward tapering panels of synthetic microsuede, duromesh and leather, perfecting the vision he’d started with the Air Max 1. Mythology also plays a role here. The AM90 originally dropped in colours known as laser blue and radiant red and contrary to popular wisdom – despite its nickname – it was never officially referred to as the Infrared until its reissue in 2003. More than two decades since the AM90’s inception, countless retros, collaborations and hybrids have simply escalated demand for this beefy old runner. For many heads, the Infrared 90 is the quintessential Air Max, the most perfect of them all, and it’s hard to argue with that.