There are a few favourites that come to mind when we think of classic kicks from Nike. The ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 1, ‘Silver Bullet’ Air Max 97, ‘Anniversary Red’ Air Max 1, and of course, the ‘Infrared’ Air Max 90.
The iconic colour combos coming from Team Swoosh almost always have unique back-stories, carefully chosen to highlight signature parts of their designated shoe.
Officially given the colour code #FF2247, ‘Infrared’ was first used in 1990 to highlight the then futuristic technology that was Air. Now, decades later, sneakerheads are still in love with kicks ranging from the Air Force 1 all the way to the Air Jordan 6 rocking the in-your-face ‘Infrared’. However, arguably the most iconic of all the models to get the beloved dressing is the Air Max 90. With multiple retros and killer reinterpretations, we thought we would peruse the history of the Air Max 90 ‘Infrared’ to show you the best it’s had to offer over the past few years.