Back in 1987, Nike introduced a truly revolutionary shoe to the running world in the form of the Air Max 1. What made the shoe so special was the fact that it was the very first model to showcase a visible Air unit–something that we perhaps take for granted today given the prevalence of the cushioning technology across virtually every category of athletic footwear. But back then it was a legit game-changer.
Fast forward nearly three decades later and the Air Max series is still running strong, literally. Of course, over those 27 years or so, the series has taken many different shapes and forms, but all in all, it has remained one of the premier lines of footwear offered by the Swoosh. So why does all of this matter? Well because the newest addition to the Air Max family is arriving Friday at Champs Sports, and based off early indications, it could be the best version yet. While last year’s model, the Air Max 2014, was a fairly successful shoe, it didn’t quite have the same hype that surrounded previous Air Max releases. The shoe fell a little flat in the aesthetic department and was pretty basic in terms of performance. So the design minds over at Nike went back to the drawing board and gave the series a much-needed facelift. The result is a shoe that is equally easy on the eyes and the feet.
If you’re curious as to how this year’s model stacks up to last year’s, peep this list of the 5 Improvements That Make the Nike Air Max 2015 a Must-Cop.
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