The Nike Air Max 1 Gets Its Own Slide For Air Max Day 2023
by Michael Le on Feb 17th 2023
2023 is positioned to be a huge year for Air Max: alongside expanding the line-up’s catalog, Nike is bringing the Big Bubble back to the Air Max 1. And that’s not all the brand has in store for the silhouette. The Swoosh will also be releasing a pair of slides modeled after the Tinker Hatfield-designed icon.
Nike has a history of turning their most prolific sneakers into slides. We’ve seen this with the Air Max 90 as well as the Air More Uptempo. And now, the Air Max 1 is receiving the very same treatment, revealed first in two familiar colorways. But though reminiscent of its source material in this respect — conjuring to mind images of the “Sport Red” as well as the “White/Black” — the trimmed down model is far from faithful to the original. Much of the upper, save for parts of the toe box and mid-panel, have been entirely removed; only the midsole remains intact, though it, too, is slightly modified.
Enjoy a closer, official look at the Air Max Slide ahead. Release details have not yet surfaced, but it’s likely we’ll learn more before the Air Max Day festivities officially begin.