In the lead up to the Air Max Day celebrations in March, Nike has announced their new Air Max 270 that will be dropping on February 1st. While there have been other Nike Air shoes designed explicitly for lifestyle. The Air Max 270 unit, and its subsequent shoe, is the first 100-percent lifestyle Air shoe — designed with the same rigour as sport performance but for the demands of all-day wear.
Here are a few facts about The Air Max 270:
- The Air Max 270 is Nike’s first lifestyle air unit (up until now have every Air Max air unit has traditionally been developed for performance shoes)
- The shoe is inspired by the Air Max 93 and the Air Max 180
- It has the tallest Air Max heel unit ever made (32mm tall)
- Basketball player Kevin Durant was one of the first testers of the shoe, which required making the largest Air Max to date: a size 18