Perhaps the most noteworthy nostalgic sportswear in the world and a favorite of many fans of vintage sneakers is the Air Max 90. Whether you’re a seasoned foot fetishist or a first-time customer, our handy sizing guide will help you choose the correct size. It is based on real-world data.
HOW DOES THE AIR MAX 90 FIT?
True to size, the original Air Max 90 fits snugly.
Most purchasers will find that going up a half-size is the safest choice for sizing, but read on for more information and sizing advice specific to your foot type and fit preferences.
IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY. GO 90s!
The classic Air Max 90 (formerly known as the Air Max III) was 30 years old in 2020, and Nike celebrated by releasing a tonne of original and non-original hues that made true sneakerheads grin ear to ear. Several of these releases were and still are easily obtained below retail at numerous outlets worldwide.
WHO DIS, NEW SHAPE?
Unquestionably, the freshly redesigned Nike Air Max 90 has a more streamlined look than many other throwback models made public before 2020.
The redesigned Air Max 90’s reduced toe-box height results in a shoe that is more evocative of the Original style, which is what most people favor, but this tiny alteration also impacts the shoe’s fit and size.
If you’ve previously bought Air Max 90s, you might want to get a different size if you want to keep the exact fit you’re used to.
NO SIZE IS CREATED EQUALLY.
This portion of the essay will begin with a statement that, in my opinion, there isn’t a single “ideal shoe size” but rather a “size range” that suits most individuals. I typically buy clothing in the US 11.5–12 size range regardless of the brand or shape.
Having said that, if you decide to follow my advice, you should remember that my sizing recommendations will be based on this “size range” assumption.
FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHORT FEET
True to Size
For most people with narrow feet, buying the actual size will be ideal; however, for those who want a roomier fit, sizing up by a half-size will be preferable.
FOR FOLKS WHO ARE BLESSED WITH HAVING WIDER FEET
Upsize by half (At Least)
Going up a half-size benefits wide footers because Nike is generally known for its narrow running shoes. This is especially true with the Air Max 90. For those who like a roomier fit, stepping up a whole size could be the best option.