The classics remain that way for a reason; they just work. But sometimes a small tweak can take even the best idea to a new level. Today Nike announced the newest iteration of its über-popular Air Max 1 sneaker, and it may be the coolest (literally) spin on the style to date. For the 2016 update, Nike is debuting the shoe in Flyknit, a woven construction that provides for extra ventilation and keeps the shoes super light.
It may be almost 30 years since this iconic sneaker style first appeared, but with the current popularity of the athleisure trend, there's no better time to give the cool kicks a spin. Whether you're rocking them to the gym with your favorite leggings, or pairing them with your favorite jeans and a white tee, we have a feeling this is the sneaker you're about to see everywhere. You can snap up a pair today on Nike's Snkrs app, or pick them up online starting July 28.
Read on for a look, and to shop Nike's Air Max 1 sneakers.
Nike's new flyknit Air Max 1 will be ultra-lightweight, perfect for summer.
Sketches of the shoe by lead designer Ben Yun highlight details of the construction of the new style.
You'll feel light-footed in the newest Air Max design.
A classic black-and-white sneaker will always be in style.
The unexpected uppers make these a standout style.
Are you excited for the new Air Max 1? Let us know in the comments!
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