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Air Max 1 Essential Black

Adding Some Essential Black To Your Wardrobe With Air Max 1 Essential Black

We’ve already featured some great black Nikes here but we love essentials. Especially when they are black. So let’s catch up with the Air Max 1 Essential Black.  Are you looking for them in Nike outlets or an Nike store online? Keep reading!

Air Max 1 Essential Black 

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The Air Max 1 Essential Black is based on the legendary sneaker designed by Tinker Hatfield in 1987. The Air Max 1 was the first sneaker with a visible Air unit. This new Air Max 1 Essential is made with a combination of leather and mesh, has a comfortable fit and eases on as a normal Nike sneaker.


  • Combination leather and textile upper for durability and a comfortable fit
  • Full-length PU midsole with visible Air-Sole unit in heel for maximum cushioning and impact protection
  • Rubber outsole with Waffle pattern for traction and durability

Tinker Haven Hatfield, Jr. was born in 1952 in Hillsboro, Oregon. Not a great distance from a soon to be founded sport shoes company near in Portland. Tinker Jr. was an all-state selection as basketball player, football player, and an All-American in track and field at Central Linn High School, leading to him being named as the 1970 Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year for Oregon high schoolers. He then attended the University of Oregon, where he ran track for coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, and at one time had the pole-vault record at the school. Academically, he studied architecture and graduated with a B.Arch. degree from the University of Oregon School of Architecture.

He realized that his architectural skills could be applied to shoes. Hatfield was also published for the architectural design of his Portland, Oregon home. He claims to have designed the cross-trainer as a “multi-sport” shoe when he realized people at his Oregon gym brought various sneakers with them for diverse activities such as basketball, aerobics, weightlifting and jogging. In 1987, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Max 1 Running Shoe after visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou; and the Infrared Air Max 90 shoe, first released in 1990. In 2014, Hatfield indicated that Nike would unveil a shoe with power-lacing technology, as worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which partially takes place in the year 2015.

Check out at the availability at Nike store online and buy your pair!

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