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Everything You Need To Know About The Nike Air Max Light Trainer

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Nike Air Max Light History

The history of the Nike Air Max Light or Nike Air Max II as it was officially called started back in 1989, 2 years after the Air Max 1 was originally released.

Although many sneaker heads often think of the Nike Air Max 90 as the second Air Max flagship model, it was actually the Nike Air Max Light that was officially dubbed the Air Max II. The history of the Nike Air Max Light started back in the late 80s. Tinker Hatfield had brought us the first ever Air Max silhouette in 1987, and the Air Max Light was the next in line for sneaker stardom. Looking back now at the design, the Air Max Light could quite easily be a hybrid model of the Air Max 1 and Air Max 90 with the upper looking like a combination of both.

Nike Air Max Light History

Obviously the Air Max Light was lighter than its slightly older sibling, the Air Max 1, hence the name change. An underrated Air Max style, the legacy and overall sneaker awareness of the Air Max Light is no where near the likes of the Air Max 1 or the Air Max 90 for that matter. After the Air Max 90 came on the scene a year later in 1990 the Air Max Light was soon forgotten about. However thanks to the growing global sneaker world recent sneaker re-releases have significantly changed this. What was perhaps previously a forgotten style just like the Nike Air Max 97 for example, have now become some of the most in demand silhouettes.

Nike Air Max Light History

After its last re-release over 10 years ago back in 2007, the Nike Air Max Light trainer is officially back for 2019 and just in time for the Nike Air Max day celebrations. Highlights include premium suede and mesh uppers in university gold and dark grey, leather side swooshes in black, Nike Air branding to the heel and the classic Air Max ‘visible Air’ midsole in white.

The Nike Air Max Light trainer is available now from Nike stockists worldwide including 43einhalb.com. In other recent sneaker news you can also check out the recently released Nike Shox R4 Metallic Silver trainer which also drops this week.

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Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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