Close your eyes.
Make a wish and blow out the candlelight.
For tonight is not your night……
To reminisce about Boyz II Men, but instead a time to celebrate sneaker based Air Max festivities.
On March 26th of 1987, the Air Max 1 released. It was shortly afterwards that my good friend Marvin began regularly rocking his pair of red Air Max 1s to school.
Who knew that thirty-two years later, after first witnessing Marvin’s red Air Max 1, that I would still feel awestruck and infatuated with the Nike Air Max silhouette.
In honour of the AM 1s impact on sneaker culture, this year’s Air Max Day will be celebrated with the combined birthday party fury of McDonald’s, Star Dust, and Chuck E Cheese put all together.
Peep my Mars Landing Air Max 90 in the snap below.
Appearance wise, the Mars Landing Air Max 90 is way out in left field and even outside my Solar System of regular sneaker selection.
The smooth, nearly seam free synthetic upper is draped in an orange-scaled image of Mars’ surface. When hit with a flash, these kicks illuminate all over, reminiscent of a steroid enhanced Air Max 97 Silver Bullet.
In regards to sizing, I range from a 9-9.5” depending on the specific sneaker silhouette. I’d recommend a 9.5” as the length feels a bit snug and the upper material is less accommodating than traditional mesh and leather Air Max 90s.
So break out the loot bag and join the global Air Max celebration as sneakerheads around the world indulge in all the Air Max offerings.
What Air Max kicks will you be rocking on March 26th?
Whatever you decide to rock, have a Happy Air Max Day, and of course Stay Solefullylaced,