In 1985, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker set out to make the invisible visible. The task was thought by many to be impossible, but in true Nike fashion, the unthinkable came to life with the 1987 release of the Air Max 1. Tinker’s Air Max Zero concept sketches, however, would go unseen for nearly three decades until its debut in 2014.
Now, the Air Max Zero has resurfaced. The legendary design that pre-dates the chronicled beginning of the Air Max legacy is back in a colour scheme utilised in the once undeveloped concept sketches by Tinker.
Featuring elements from the iconic Air Max 1, the Air Max Zero includes a sock-like upper, bootie-inspired construction and heel clip detail. A cored-out Phylon sole provides lightweight comfort, helping establish the forward-thinking design as the lightest Air Max model yet.