March is here and that means it’s officially the unofficial holiday for Nike Air Max sneaker collectors. The annual Air Max Day is March 26th, which started in 2014 as a way to celebrate the original Nike Air Max 1 that released on March 26th, 1987. If you recall, the Air Max 1 was revolutionary.
An original Nike Air Max 1 from 1987. This OG version may not have the American Flag on the tongue like more modern versions but you can almost hear the colorway chanting…USA, USA, USA! With a production date of 11-1-1987, this was clearly a later colorway of the original Air Max to release back then. Obviously these aren’t wearable but they are a true piece of history and kept under the right conditions, will only become more valuable over time.
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector and Sneaker News. Helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers. He’s an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Allen Iverson fan, and owns way too many sneakers for his own good.