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The Air Max 90 is Nike’s Greatest Air Max Design

Nike Air Max 90 Infrared 2008 Air Units

The   was actually originally known as the Air Max III, or just on the box label. When creating the AM90, legendary Nike designer had the somewhat unenviable task of improving upon his monumental 1987 design – now known as the – and 1989’s . And it was these two iconic silhouettes that seemed to inform much of the design language of the Air Max 90 when it first appeared in 1990. In particular, you can see elements of the Light in the variable-width forefoot eyelets, microfibre and mesh upper, and lightly padded nylon tongue. Ultimately, the AM90 could be seen as a functional and aesthetic improvement upon its well-known predecessors.

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