With the release of the Air Max 1 in 1987, Nike revolutionized the running shoe market and caused a sensation. As we know, the Centre Pompidou in Paris was crucial and an inspiration for the design of the Nike Air Max 1. Because Tinker Hatfield wanted to show the inside to the outside, just like the museum. The famous and beloved Air window of the iconic sneaker was born.
With the visible Air window, the Air Max 1 made it possible for the first time to not only feel the cushioning but also to see it. Since its first release in the 80s, Nike Air Max 1 has grown to become the most popular sneaker of all time. The silhouette is unmistakable, and the Air bubble is a statement on the shoe. With the Air Max 1, Tinker Hatfield has not only created a sneaker but a cult. It is impossible to imagine sneaker culture without this one.
With the WMNS Air Max 1 “La Ville Lumière” Nike released another version of the popular sneaker icon on its 35th anniversary. The inspiration behind the shoe can be found in the French capital. Paris is also nicknamed “La Ville Lumière”, which means “The City of Lights”.
The upper of the Air Max 1 is made of a mix of light leather and mesh. It is embellished by the holographic overlays. The shimmering details further enhance the classic design of the iconic silhouette. Another eye-catcher is the tongue, which features the Air Max Day date.