tongue cheek Air Max 90

This year also marked the point when Nike came a step closer to us actually walking on air with the release of the all-new VaporMax. The sneaker lived up to its hype – so much so that the COMME des GARÇONS collab already got a re-release just after the OG dropped and got shot across the community (view our round up of the best styled shots here).Here’s our round up of everything else that went down across Highsnobiety through March for Air Max Day. To get started, here’s streetwear and sneaker grandee, Gary Warnett, in our latestConversations podcast on the legacy and importance of Air Max.

With springtime comes picnic time and Nike has decided to dedicate a special version of its Nike Air Max 1 to the outdoor discipline. While the upper is a subtle hint at the picnic basket, the real red/white check insole perfectly replicates the iconic picnic blanket and the Nike logo on the insole hints at the paper plates used at almost every picnic. While the inspiration is clear, the overall design of the sneaker remains timeless and easy to wear. You can pick up the new limited edition Nike Air Max 1 PRM “Picnic” now from Sneaker Politics.

Clean Crep Alert! In prep for this year’s Air Max Day on March 26 Nike have dropped an ice-cool triple-white iteration of the timeless Air Max 1, dubbed the Essential. Featuring a crisp canvas toe box and leather sidings, all trimmed with a black sole, air unit and lace eyelets, this latest batch of whiteout sneakers arrives just in time for the shift to warmer weather (at least, for most of us), and can be copped direct from Switzerland’s Titolo right now.And if they’re not quite your bag, check out our equally “essential” list of all white sneakers for under $100.