The 10 Best Nike Air Max Basketball Shoes

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Nike’s Air Max technology changed the sneaker world when it first peeped out of the midsole encasing in 1987. The shock-absorbing setup, originally introduced in the Tailwind runner in 1978 as Nike Air, was updated and became visible in the form of 1987’s Air Max 1. Since then, it has been mimicked by countless brands and used in countless models from the Swoosh for over twenty years. The first basketball model to use Air Max cushioning was the Air Force Max, and it was the most commonly used cushion setup throughout the ‘90s. The tried and tested technology is still present on basketball courts with today’s KD V, here are The 10 Best Nike Air Max Basketball Shoes.

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Riley Jones is a journalism student from Charlottesville, VA. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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  • Zoom Zoom

    Pippen actually hated these, he prefered the Zoom Air in other shoes so Nike made a PE just for him with Zoom Air. When he got his own signature shoe, they had Zoom Air not Air Max.