If you are a sneakerhead who loves Nike, you understand that the Nike Air Max 1 is a very important shoe. Overall, the entire Air Max line is extremely beloved. There have been numerous iterations of the Air Max over the years, however, the Air Max 1 always seems to draw all of the attention. How could it not? This is one of Tinker Hatfield’s most prized creations. Ultimately, it even helped him get a job designing sneakers for Michael Jordan.
What makes this sneaker unique is the fact that you actually see the Air unit in the midsole. Although this does not seem like a big deal, it certainly was at the time. It was as if Hatfield was stripping back the shoe’s parts in an effort to display the inner workings to the consumer. Many thought he was crazy for this, however, the design has stood the test of time. These days, the bubble on the side is quite small. This goes against Hatfield’s original schematics which detailed a much larger bubble. Thankfully, Nike is now bringing Tinker’s original vision back to life.
“Big Bubble” Nike Air Max 1
Above and below, you can find the Nike Air Max 1 ’86 “Big Bubble.” This shoe definitely fits its name very well. Firstly, the sneaker opens up with a gorgeous shade of red all throughout the toe box and side panels. Even the Nike swoosh is red, which adds that pop. Secondly, the toe box is white while beige overlays help complement it. Overall, it is the midsole of the shoe that shines as we get that nice white glow with a large translucent bubble near the back. Tinker will definitely be proud.
For those of you who want to grab these, surprise, they are dropping on Air Max Day. This goes down on March 26th which just so happens to be a Sunday. Let us know what you think of this, down in the comments section below. Additionally, be sure to keep it locked to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world.