8. Nike Air Max 180
By the time the Air Max 180’s came around Nike figured out they had something here. While the shoe is gorgeous, the air is the real star here, and Nike knew it. The added 50 percent more air to the shoe and placed a clear sole over the air unit.
They wanted people to see that air easily and instantly know those are Nike Air Max shoes. Nike knew they were changing the game, so why not flaunt it? The 180’s do bear a resemblance to the ’90s, which came out the year before, so the big difference here is the air unit.