Growing up, I hated everything associated with “Back to School.” It meant the summer was closing and I was soon going to be stuck taking Spanish tests and listening to history lectures all day long. The one positive that did come out of the movement was the sneakers.
Copping a new pair of kicks for school was always difficult. Do you grab white or black shoes? Do you go for something super flashy that might not always work in every situation, or do you look for versatility?
Nike’s Air Max technology has a long and iconic history, one that spans generations, and the return to school isn’t complete without adding a fresh pair to your rotation.
It’s time to start thinking about going back to school. This year, come equipped with some sneaker heat. These are the 8 Nike Air Max Sneakers You Must Have This Fall.
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Nike Air Max 90 Suede – $109.99
An all-time classic silhouette that features more Air and less branding than its two younger siblings, the Air Max 90 is still hot 25 years after its original release. The new Suede edition is a must-cop.
Nike Air Max Tavas Geometric Print – $94.99
With an upper that mixes mesh, no-sew overlays, synthetic suede, and geometric print, this Air Max Tavas is a great edition to the long-running Air Max family. It’s a clean silhouette that really works nicely with shorts.
Nike Air Max 95 – $169.99
The best Air Max model ever? It’s entirely possible considering it was the first shoe ever to feature forefoot and heel Air Max cushioning. It also pushed the envelope stylistically and was so beloved that they actually brought it back as a retro just two years after its original release.
Nike Air Max Uptempo – $159.99
I balled in these in high school and in college at times. With that padded collar and padded rubber outsole, they were extremely comfortable, even if they were a little heavy and hot. The shoe also shows off a synthetic and mesh upper. Balling outside will never feel this good.
Nike Air Griffey Max II – $129.99
One of the most popular shoes for the most popular player of all time, the Air Griffey Max II is a great option as a do-it-all sneaker this fall. Durable and comfortable, and a little flashy.
Nike Air Max 2015 – $189.99
The Air Max 2015 didn’t necessarily change the game, but it certainly did what it could. Combining full-length Max Air with Dynamic Flywire cables was a great move, as was the inner bootie feature that provides extra support and comfort.
Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 – $93.49
The fifth and final Air Trainer shoe was brought to life back in the day by Bo Jackson. You can do the same this summer if you want to sport a retro look. There aren’t many shoes that totally scream ’90s that are still hot right now. This is one of them.
Nike Air Max Excellerate – $119.99
Mixing performance with a stylish black and grey makeup, this shoe is going to be coveted this fall mostly because of its versatility. That massive Air bubble is a nice touch, too.
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