AIR MAX DNA LIVES ON.
The Nike Air Max 1 DNA Ch. 1 converges with fellow renegade, the Air Huarache Run. Incorporating iconic Huarache details and materials like a soft neoprene tongue and a TPU heel counter that nods to the original Huarache heel cage for added support.
Nike Air Max Origins
Revolutionary Air technology first made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Air Max 1 debuted with visible Air technology in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air cushioning—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.
The Nike Air Huarache released in 1991. Footwear designer Tinker Hatfield wanted to combine the fit of neoprene waterski boots with the functionality of South American sandals. The instant hit found its way to basketball courts and then the streets, where it earned its status as an icon.