Since its first launch in the late 1970s, Nike has revolutionized the footwear industry with its groundbreaking cushioning concept through Air Max, brought by the idea of NASA’s aeronautical engineer, Frank Rudy. As Air Max remains one of Nike’s most profitable collections, they have continuously developed their air technology in innovative ways through decades of experimentation in its cushioning up until this day.
Beyond the visual impact of its midsole and outsole, these Air Max units are also designed to support a new underfoot sensation and have a more pronounced bounce with each walking stride. With that in mind, here are five of Nike’s Air Max releases for women hyped by legions of dedicated collectors worldwide. Find additional Women’s Air Max styles at GOAT and Flight Club.
Women’s Air Max Pre-Day ‘Oatmeal’
Inspired by 1970s running shoes, the Nike Air Max sneaker in ‘Oatmeal’ delivers a two-tone colorway that is fortified with tonal synthetic leather overlays and an oversized black retro Swoosh. The brown shades that sit atop the white foam midsole made the visible Air Max units revel in the spotlight. It is also manufactured with 100% recycled polyester and 13% Nike Grind to provide a heritage aesthetic while still keeping its durable traction.
Women’s Air Max 97 ‘Pink Cream’
From its athletic looks to its colorway selections, the Air Max 97 has literally had books written about it since its first release in the late 1990s. With comfortable in-sole and foam sock-liner, this sneaker is a clever option for women who prefer sockless wear. This Swoosh-embellished sneaker is also covered in several impressive colorways, particularly white, pink, and cream. Similar to Nike’s previously released women’s-exclusive pairs, this Air Max in Pink Cream indulges in a simple white arrangement with its rose makeup and pristine styling featuring swoosh logos in black.
Women’s Air Max 90 ‘Barely Rose’
With color schemes fresher than spring flowers, these Nike Air Max sneakers in barely rose are designed with foam midsole cushions and stitched overlays to add support with every step. Its visible Air Max cushioning and plush padding around the ankle provide an effortless street-ready style and all-day comfort. It’s also easy to style these sneakers with everything from sweatpants and jeans to skirts and dresses, thanks to its classic and neutral colorway design with an added touch of retro style. Shop other women’s sneakers here.
Women’s Air Max 270 ‘Metallic Summit White’
The Air Max 270 has remained on top since its first launch in 2018 as a performance-ready running shoe when it comes to reliability and timeless style. Similar to many Air Max models, its seamless silhouette and dual-density foam layers create the wonderful sensation of walking on clouds all day long. The eye-catching giant bubble in its heel with 32mm in height also adds to its signature look that seamlessly blends great looks and performance.
Women’s Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 LE’ White Red’
Released in 2017 as part of Nike’s Air Max Day festivities, this women’s-exclusive sneaker is designed with University Red along with the OG-inspired white colorway. Beyond its head-turning color scheme is a sleek no-sew overlay on the quarter panel that pays homage to its 1998 debut but with a modern touch. This modern take on the classic does not sacrifice performance for the sake of good looks, as it kept its dual-density foam sole and durable rubber outsole for enhanced comfort.