Nike’s Air Cushioning Technology was first introduced in 1979. By embedding Air Cushioning in the midsoles of their shoes, an iconic sneaker line was born. Air Max started off with the original red-and-white Air Max 1 and has transcended time with decades of variations. From 90s to 97s to 720s, the Air Max has gone a long way. Not only that, there is an official Air Max Day that is celebrated every year on March 26th to commemorate the day the AM1 was released in 1987.