Let’s be real, if you don’t know how to style the Air Max 90, are you even a sneakerhead? Over the past 30 years, the Nike Air Max 90 has remained a constant silhouette in almost every sneaker collectors rotation. Another of Tinker Hatfield’s futuristic designs, the AM90 is one model that simply won’t go out of style. If like us you love the Air Max 90 history, then you’re in the right place. Today, we’re going to be talking about how to style the Air Max 90.
As one of the most iconic Nike Air Max models in history, the 90 has remained a firm favourite of sneakerheads for more than three decades. In that time, there have been a number of classic colourways, new collaborations and exciting remixes of the signature Air Max model. Air Max 90 fashion is without a doubt one of the most prevalent in European sneaker culture. We’re sure that you’ll have also seen some great Air Max 90 outfits and, if you haven’t, well you’re in the right place.
Without further delay, let’s take a look at how to style the Air Max 90!
How to Style the Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared”
Quite simply put, the Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared” is one of the greatest trainers of all time. Since its introduction way back in 1990, the model has remained one of the most popular pairs in Nike’s arsenal. Originally called the Nike Air Max III, the silhouette has been donned by everyone from Kanye West, Bella Hadid and Rihanna. As you can probably imagine, there were a number of outfits for us to choose from, but we kept things simple for this one.
The simple all-black attire really helps to highlight the Air Max 90 “Infrared” in this outfit. A neutral puffer jacket and trouser combo will allow the sole focus to be on the kicks, meaning you won’t detract eye attention away from your shoes. Wearing a graphic T-shirt will also help to add another dimension to your outfit, making a key focal point for the whole ensemble, as long as it’s not too loud. Air Max 90 style isn’t so hard after all now, is it?
How to Style the Nike Air Max 90 “Hyper Grape”
Sometimes a Nike Air Max 90 colourway comes along that makes complete sense. In 2020, Nike was celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 90, using the OG Air Max III shape to do so. A number of iterations were made, but we feel like the “Hyper Grape” was definitely one of the strongest from the pack. Featuring the original colour blocking, details and technology, this was always going to be a winner in our eyes.
If you’re looking for how to style the Nike Air Max 90, then the above is a great example. Opting for a casual ‘fit, the above is a well-balanced look featuring very little pieces. A well-fitted navy cardigan, or a hoodie, combined with some drawstring pants creates a neutral base whilst balancing the tones found on the “Hyper Grape” AM90. The subtle colour of the pants also means that they allow the sneakers to shine, something you’re definitely looking for. Finally, a hat brings the whole thing together, rounding off a great women’s Air Max 90 outfit.
How to Stye the Off-White™ x Nike Air Max 90
LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the best-dressed basketball players right now. Over the last 18 years, the LeBron has dominated both on and off the court thanks to his choice of sneakers. As one of Nike’s most important athletes, King James has always sported the latest and greatest pairs available to the Swoosh. From early access to sacais to 1-of-1 Off-White™ Nike Air Force 1s, it’s safe to say that LeBron is well connected. Thankfully, he knows how to make a great sneaker outfit too.
As seen above in the Off-White™ x Nike Air Max 90 “Desert Ore”, LeBron has given us a great example of a bold outfit for his sneakers. Sporting a varsity jacket and pink hoodie, the collegiate look wouldn’t look out of place on campus, let alone during a pre-game appearance. A set of white jeans helps to add a nice canvas for the beige sneakers to work against, with the orange laces adding a nice point to focus on with this outfit. Finally, the red beanie, black leather bag and accessories bring the whole thing together.
How to Style the Off-White™ x Nike Air Max 90
There is no doubt that Rihanna is one of the best-dressed women in the world. The nine-time Grammy winner has always caught the attention of the fashion and sneaker world thanks to her looks. In the past, Rihanna has donned everything from Nike Air Yeezy 2s to classic Air Force 1s, putting her instantly recognisable spin on each. When you’re close friends with Virgil Abloh, you’re also always going to get access to collabs ahead of time. Thankfully, Rihanna’s style also helps to highlight these Off-White™ x Nike kicks.
Sporting the OG colourway of the Off-White™ x Nike Air Max 90 from “The Ten”, Rihanna has gone for a well-balanced look here. The cream Palace tracksuit is the perfect base for the white Air Max 90s to shine on, layered excellently with an haute couture Chanel blazer. A pair of thick-rimmed sunglasses also add a nice accessory to this look, as do the many rings. Really though, it’s the AM90s that are taking pride of place here, shining through.
That concludes our guide on How to Style the Nike Air Max 90! We hope that you learned something and can get some inspiration from the above looks. There’s no doubt that the Air Max 90 is a versatile sneaker and is worn by the likes of LeBron James to the average girl in the street. What makes it such a classic is the fact that both celebrities and sneakerheads alike can put their spin on the classic shoe. In the meantime, head over to the KLEKT store and start shopping for some new Air Max sneakers!