CLASSIC COMFORT IN AN ICONIC PROFILE
The Nike Air Max 90 Essential Men's Shoe keeps the classic design lines of the 1990 original and the cushioning that made it famous.
Leather, textile or synthetic upper for comfort and durability
Foam sole with Max Air cushioning
Air Max 90 Origins
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Three years later, the Nike Air Max 90 let them see even more of it, arriving with a visible air window that was bigger than its predecessor. It hit the shelves sporting a fiery shade of red that set the sneaker world ablaze and became a Nike staple.