A year after the birth of the Air Max Light, Nike launched another running warrior to expand the Air Max lineup. So, in 1990, the Nike Air Max III was released and eventually gained the name “Air Max 90” as based on the year it took its debut.
The Nike Air Max 90 is another great performing running shoe as it features a durable midsole which provides wonderful forefoot cushioning plus a large Max Air unit in the heel. Like the Air Max II, this next model is also very light and breathable due to its mesh upper. It has a remarkable design that makes it really different-looking when compared to other running shoes. Instead of a traditional upper plus midsole, Nike created a one-of-a-kind design that allocates a leather part of the upper that has been extended through the midsole, in one piece pane. The collar which sports the same upper-midsole panel parades an average-sized Swoosh.
From the original Air Max 90 colorway, Nike has frequently released White and Black versions but the rare releases of the Infrared edition have caught sneakerheads’ attention. Since its release, the Infrared became the most popular colorway of the Air Max 90 together with some other famous color-ups such as Limes, Pythons (Snakeskin), Crepes, and the exclusive Dave’s Quality Meats (DQM) version.
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