1987 marks a turning point for Nike. Tinker Hatfield, who was initially hired as a corporate architect to design buildings at Nike's Oregon campus who later stayed on to design footwear, came up with the first design for the Nike Air Max 1. Tinker was inspired by his architectural background, the Nike Air Tailwind 78 and by the French building, Centres Georges Pompidou from Paris. He combined the three elements to come up with the Nike Air Max 1. The Nike Air Max 1 was seen as revolutionary due to the shoes showing air pocket, which was unprecedented. Initially, discussions opened up as many believed Tinker had gone too far with his designs. However, Tinker stuck to his designs and created support around his idea to confidently oppose the opposition. Little did he know that the Air Max 1 would have such a lasting effect. Now over 30 years later the Nike Air Max series is still going strong; 'the gift that keeps on giving'. This page only features Nike Air Max 1 sneakers. Have a look around and don't forget to add your favourite one to your basket!
NIKE AIR MAX 1 at FRESHCOTTON
We at FRESHCOTTON try to provide a wide range of Air Max 1 sneakers. We try to provide a balance between Air Max exclusives and regular styles. We also provide the other Nike Air Max models such as: the Nike Air Max 2, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Max 95, Nike Air Max 97 and the Nike Air Max 98. To create an easier shopping experience for you we have created this separate Nike Air Max 1 page to browse in. Meaning that this page only features Nike Air Max 1 designs. Remember, all orders before 24:00 will be delivered to you tomorrow!
Facts about Nike Air Max 1
We have compiled a list of three interesting facts about Nike's groundbreaking shoe for you to read:
Nike-Air technology was created by Marion Frank Rudy, a former aerospace engineer with NASA.
Tinker Hatfield, the designer of the shoe, received hate messages pinned to his door to discourage him to continue with the design of the shoe.
The inside-out design of the shoe was inspired by the architecture of the Parisian building the Centres Georges Pompidou.