Everything to know about the Air Max 270

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The Air Max 270 came out on the 1st of February , and has since become one of Nike’s top selling shoes. In 2018 its sales were second only to the Nike Tanjun, but in 2019, the Air Max 270 was crowned the best selling sneaker on the planet.

Although the model shows clear inspiration from previous Air Max Running models, it is actually the first Air Max model to be designed predominantly for casual use. This is shown in through many of the design features on the shoe, such as the one piece upper that effectively allows the model to act as a slip-on.

The shoe features a breathable mesh on the upper, with a neoprene layer underneath, to give a more natural fit. The midsole is the main part of the sneaker though, as the shoe is named the Air Max 270 because its Air unit is supposed to be visible from 270 degrees. This Air “bubble” protrudes from the back of the sneaker, and is 32 mm tall, marking it the tallest Air unit in Nike Air Max history.

The Air Max 270 isn’t the most hyped sneaker, but it is definitely one of the most popular. As one of the best selling shoes from America to Australia, you can find the shoe in almost every sneaker store, and it is often on sale on Nike’s own online website. Also available in plenty of different colorways and models, their is an Air Max 270 for anyone, so if you are willing to pay its $150 retail price, there are very few shoes that would be better for the upcoming summer!