The 10 Weirdest Nike Air Max Ever

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Whoop Whoop! 30 years of Air Max and still there’s no visible end. As today is Wednesday, it’s time for a classic “Weird Wednesday” feature. Nike Air Max is one of the most influential footwear technologies of the past 30 years and thousands of great sneakers have been released. But there’s also the “dark side” with lots of weird sneakers. So today is all about the special, the unusual and weird Air Max silhouettes that have released over the last decades

Remember: We don’t wanna hurt anybody’s feelings, so just relax and have a laugh, even if we mentioned one of your favorite silhouettes!

So here we go, The 10 Weirdest Nike Air Max Ever!

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10. Nike Air Maxim:
In Theory, the Air Maxim was a lighter and improved version of the Air Max 1. Well, at least in theory. In reality nobody really liked it ever – even the Patta colorway sat on the shelves for years. The materials were weird, the shape was kinda bad from the beginning. Not so cool.

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9. Air Max 1 Mid Waterproof Sneakerboot:
Seriously: Congrats to the photographer of this pic because this may be the most normal shot of the first generation of Air Max 1 Sneakerboots. There may be some nice colorways and also some nicer silhouettes nowadays, but when this shoe was introduced, we didn’t believe our eyes. What a weird monstrosity. It doesn’t, doesn’t, doesn’t work.

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8. SACAI X Nike Air Max 90:
What are Those? There are many silhouettes out there, that were changed in order to let them be slim or more clean or something like that. SACAI’s try in the Air Max 90 didn’t work out that way. Way too hard colorblocking, no seems where seems look good and hey, where’s the laces? If you do not replace the laces with something that fits properly, don’t take them away.

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7. Nike Air Max “One Time Only Clerk Pack”:
Well, the name of this pack is pretty ironic because it’s really matching the shoes. One time only, we don’t want to see these weird things more then one time. Seriously. Don’t do that to classic Air Max silhouettes – these colorways are cruel and the 360 sole doesn’t really work for most of the styles.

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6. Nike Air Max GOADOME:
“hey, let’s mix a Hiking Boot with a air max sole and put some fashionish look in it” – that could have been the thought on the Air Max Goadome. We don’t know how this happend, but it doesn’t work. Bulky, weird, too clean. Clear No!

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5. Air Max 1 Clot “Kiss of Death”:
You all knew the Air Max 1 Clot would be part of this ranking. It’s got a window. With socks it looks pretty stupid and without socks it’s weirdly sweaty. Is there a way to wear this in a not weird way? Probably not.

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4. Air Max Butane:
Mmh. At least this colorway is pretty clean. But all in all, the Air Max Butane was just way too much everything.

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3. Nike Air Max 95 Z:
The Air Max 95 Z – Z seems to stand for zip – was released in 2002. At least it’s somehow unique. But we all know, something being unique doesn’t always mean something good. This is the case. You can’t put a zip on the classic AM95 silhouette, it just looks wrong. Damn. You wouldn’t wear it, even you were the laziest person ever – not in 2002, not now.

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2. Air Max Terra Sertig:
The Air Zoom Terra Sertig is a classic when it comes to cross country running, so the upper alone isn’t really weird. The Air sole is ok too, but wow, why did that happen? Whose idea was it to put both elements together? Sometimes you really shouldn’t change a running system. Even it’s a Sertig!

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1. Air Sunder Max:
To quote Niketalk: “I got a pair for my freshman year of high school. I thought I was the man. I was wrong.” We know that there’s a fanbase for the different colorways of the Sunder Max. But WTF, it’s so damn bulky around the toebox – what went wrong here? Well, the Air Sunder Max is our favorite – pretty much the most weird Air Max silhouette we know.

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