Nike Air Max 1 ’87 Gears Up for Autumn with “Light Army” Release

As Fall 2024 approaches, Nike is updating its iconic Air Max 1 ’87 with the new “Light Army” colorway. This fresh take on the classic sneaker draws inspiration from traditional military uniforms, offering a distinctive and stylish look. The “Light Army” design features a white mesh base complemented by suede overlays in light green and grey. Light green accents highlight the mudguard and heel stabilizer, while grey overlays enhance the panel extending to the heel. The suede-crafted light green Swoosh adds texture to the overall aesthetic. Additional branding includes the tongue tag, insoles, and embroidered Nike Air heel logo.

A Blend of Classic Design and Modern Comfort

The standout feature of the Nike Air Max 1 ’87 “Light Army” is its refined base structure. It boasts a white midsole with a visible Air bubble unit and a monochromatic outsole, delivering a sleek finish. White laces complete the neutral yet eye-catching design, ensuring the sneaker is both stylish and comfortable for wearers.

The Nike Air Max 1 ’87 “Light Army” exemplifies the enduring legacy of the Air Max line, which debuted in 1987. Originally designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Max 1 was groundbreaking as the first running shoe to feature visible Air cushioning. Over the years, it has been re-imagined and updated, but its heritage remains a core element of its appeal.

Availability and Pricing

Scheduled for release just in time for the Fall season, the Nike Air Max 1 ’87 “Light Army” will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers, both in-store and online, as well as on With a retail price of $140 USD, this sneaker offers a stylish and comfortable option without a hefty price tag, making it a must-have for sneaker enthusiasts.

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