Top 10: Nike Air Max 1

 

The Nike Air Max 1 model created Nike's great success in the early '90s, and has since then been an all-time favorite for many sneaker-freaks. The model has been released in many different colourways since 1987. We have ranked the top 10 colourways of the classic sneaker!

 


 

10. Nike Air Max 1 "Book of Ones"

Released 2004

 

The Nike Air Max "Book of Ones" isn't as flamboyant as some of the other colourways on the list, but the simplistic grey and white color combination is just something that really works!

 

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9. Nike Air Max 1 “Teal”

Released 2004

 

The Nike Air Max 1 "Teal" colourway brings some retro vibes the the classic Nike silhouette. The grey, green and white colourway has some resemblance to Adidas' EQT line and we can just say that there’s a reason why the brands end up using these kind of colours. It just works!

 

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8. Nike Air Max 1 “Hufquake”

Released 2007

 

The Nike Air Max 1 “Hufquake” was designed by the well renowned streetwear designer Benny Gold. The colour contrast on the sneaker is what makes the shoe stand out! The black cracked leather with the contrasting neon green swoosh with the beige midsole really makes these pop!

 

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7. Nike Air Max 1 "Curry"

Released 2003

 

The Nike Air Max 1 "Curry" is a must have for many Air Max 1 lovers around the world. The different hint of "curry" highlights on the upper just goes really well with the white and dark blue colour combination. The colourway is so good that Nike has used on other silhouettes such as the Nike Air Huarache light from 2015.

 

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Nike Air Max 1 X Parra “Amsterdam”

Released 2005

 

The dutch artist Parra is well known for his collaborations with Nike. One of the all-time classics when it comes to colorways is the Nike Air Max 1 X Parra “Amsterdam”. The silhouette is decked out a strong and bright colour combination of burgundy, pink and turquoise blue which is also the colours that Parra is known for using in his other artworks. Truly a headtuner and an Amsterdam staple!

 

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5. Nike Air Max 1 X Atmos “Elephant Print”

Released 2007

 

The Japanese retailer Atmos is known for their collaborations with Nike. One of the greatest collaborations is the “Elephant Print” colourway which also won the Nike Air max Day Vote Back contest where sneaker fans voted back their most favourited. The grey/black Air Jordan inspired “Elephant Print” mixed with white, black and aqua blue “Swoosh” makes the Atmos sneaker something else! Luckily the rumour is that these will be releasing some time in 2017.

 

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4. Nike Air Max 1 “OG”

Released 1987

 

There’s no iconic Air Max 1 Top 10 without the godfather of Air Max 1’s. The simplistic white and red colorway has become the synonym with what a Nike Air Max 1 should look like. For many sneaker-freakers this is the only colorway worth mentioning. 

 

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3. Nike Air Max 1 Powerwall "BRS"

Released 2005

 

Some of the greatest Nike Air Max 1 colorways are from the Powerwall Pack from 2005, which you also will see further down on our Top 10. The color blocking on the "BRS" with the brown, green, red and grey is what makes this shoe and what makes it a solid choice in our colourway Top 10!

 

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2. Nike Air Max 1 X Atmos “Safari”

Released 2002

 

Yet again we find the Japanese retailer in our Top 10. This time it’s with the “Safari” colorway. The colourway was originally used on the Nike Air Safari, hence the name but has become famed and known on the Air Max 1 silhouette. The “Safari” print mudguard mixed with brown and beige highlights and green accents set these on fire!

 

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1. Nike Air Max 1 Powerwall "Lemonade"

Released 2005

 

At our top spot we surprisingly don't find a collaboration but a colourway part of the Nike Powerwall Pack. The Nike Air Max 1 "Lemonade" with its bright yellow printed "Air"  mixed with the dark green and the white midsole, makes for a clean and subtle color combination you can't really mess with. These are just pretty to look at!

 

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