The Nike Air Max 90 holds a special place in footwear history. Created by the one and only Tinker Hatfield, the Air Max 90 (also known as the Air Max 3), is the cornerstone of sneaker culture that we now know today.
The silhouette debuted in 1990 and elevated the definition of Air technology and comfort. The Air Max 90 pushed the uncharted waters that the Air Max 1 vented into. The model increased the visibility of the technology with a bigger Air unit and an even bigger window to display the technology.
In addition to the Air, the heel tab on the Nike Air Max 90 served as a distinguishable feature making it an easy identifier even from a far with its license plate-like aurora.
Three decades later and the design and impact of the Air Max 90 is celebrated for its true value. Sneaker culture, in essence, would not be the empire it is today without the development of the Air Max one, especially with the trajectory of the 90 and what it led to for creatives, the brand, and its consumers.
A classic is returning for the first time as the Swoosh continues to celebrate the iconic silhouette and its famed colorways. The Nike Air Max 90 "Laser Blue" is arriving to Manor Phoenix this October marking the colorways first retro treatment. Keep it locked to Manor Phoenix on Instagram for more information on the upcoming pair.