In 1990, the Air Max line took a fateful leap forward with the debut of a silhouette that quickly transcended its purpose of performance running. Younger audiences may know this look as the “Air Max 90”—but upon its debut, the design was seen as the latest evolution of the original Air Max from 1987, and given a fitting name: Air Max 3.
This edition celebrates the timeless style by returning to that original moniker while recreating its earliest execution with unmatched dedication to detail. That includes original tooling, with tapered midsole foam and an encapsulated airbag in the forefoot. This colorway extends the nostalgia by nodding to the exploration and prototyping process that led to the icon’s creation.