Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &
Nike Air Max 1 &

Air Max 1 '86 PRM White/University Red/Grey

Regular price$190.00
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Releasing for men & women in-store on Sunday, March 26, 2023 during our Air Max Day event at 11:00 PM. Remaining pairs (if any) will release online the following day at 9:00 AM.

Let's be clear, sneaker culture and history begins here: the Air Max 1 "Big Bubble."

The holy grail of sneaker lore returns along with the true story of visible Nike Air. Using CT scans (yes, really) to dissect 1 of maybe only 400,000 released pairs of the "Big Bubble," we replicated the Nike Air unit and window used in the '86 original, so you can step on the bedrock of sneaker history. And don't worry, you still get the throwback color blocking.

Hiding in the shadows of one of Nike’s biggest stories (that of revealing Nike Air to the world) is the fact that for the first few months of its release, the Air Max 1 featured a noticeably bigger window. So why did the window shrink? With a launch date in place and manufacturing already started, Nike engineers (to their dismay) discovered that an exposed Air unit had a tendency to crack in cold temperatures. Adjusting on the fly, engineers quietly "shrunk the window both in length and height" and began using a new Air unit to prevent the great cracking catastrophe.

Released on March 26th, 1987, the ultra-rare Air Max “Big Bubble" hit the shelves and thankfully didn't bust (most likely because of the rising spring temps). After the initial run, the Air Max 1 as we know it secretly replaced the original, taking hold as the leader of the Air Max pack. And the "Big Bubble?" It faded away—until now. Welcome to the beginning.

Product Details:

  • Suede & mesh upper
  • Nike Air cushioning midsole
  • Rubber outsole
  • This product comes in men's sizing
  • This product is exclusive to our Canadian clients/residents and only ships within Canada
  • Product code: DQ3989-100

PLEASE NOTE: This product is considered a “Special Release” item. All sales of “Special Release” items are considered FINAL. No returns, exchanges or cancellations will be authorized under any circumstances. 

  • All “Special Release” product sales are FINAL.
  • All “Special Release” products are not eligible for any Free Shipping promotions. Special Release Shipping will be calculated based on on the Standard Shipping Rate +5 for added insurance and signature protection.
  • All “Special Release” products cannot benefit from the use of discount codes.  
  • This product is exclusive to our Canadian clientele and will only be shipped to residential Canadian addresses.
  • One pair per customer, any orders containing more than one pair will be automatically cancelled.
  • No return, exchange, or cancellations.
  • Please allow 2-3 business days to process orders.

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