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LeBron James helps Nike celebrate 31 years of Airmax

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Source: Nike.com

Airmax 1 is born (1987)

Nike declared March 26, 2014, Airmax Day. This was due to the fact that Tinker Hatfield had debuted his first Airmax 1 sneaker on the same day in 1987. Hatfield wasn’t the guy responsible for designing Nike’s visible air soles. Rather, the revolution began with David Forland “who built a new prototype right there on the spot” (Nike).

Forland has served as Nike’s director of “cushioning innovation” for 30 plus years.

Wotherspoon’s Airmax 1/97 collection 

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Prominent sneakerhead Sean Wotherspoon created the Air Max 1/97 for a 2017 competition. His use of vintage ’80s style and corduroy caught the attention of voters and sneaker fans around the world. The sneakers are a mix of the Airmax 97 upper and the Air Max 1 midsole and outsole, hence the name. He won the competition.

Airmax 1/97

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Sean Wotherspoon is a young entrepreneur from Richmond, Virginia. He and business partner Chris Russow founded the boutique store, Round Two, in 2013. The partners later launched a YouTube web series that gained over 100K followers. Wotherspoon currently resides in Los Angeles where he is raising a baby girl and continues to create magic.

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