Top 20 Nike Air Max 90 Colorways since 2010

The Nike Air Max 90 is one of Nike’s most iconic sneakers. With more colorways being released all the time it can be hard to keep up. Here’s the top 10 colorways released since 2010.

Grey Mist/Black/White

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Nike Air Max 90 Grey Mist-Black-Dark Grey-White

This 2015 colorway was an easy pick for best Air Max 90 colorway because the classic color scheme respects the shoe’s nineties’s roots. Black leather and dark grey suede overlap the white mesh while the chunky sole is white and black.

Persian Violet Print

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Men's Nike Air Max 90 Persian Violet-Black-Dove Grey-Ash Grey

This Persian Blue design is one of only a handful of AM 90 print colorways released since 2010. A paint effect covers the blue upper which is complimented by black, Dove Grey, and Ash Grey accents. Known as the Air Max III until 2000, the shoe has continued to evolve and will still be one of the best sneakers in ten years time.


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shiny multicolor air max 90

Released in May 2015, this is the latest colorway to be added to the list. The iridescent AM 90 was released along with an Air Max 1 in Nike’s ‘Iridescent’ pack. The pack is similar to the recent Adidas ‘Xeno’ pack; the colorways are dark colors until light hits them and they become shiny and multicolored.

OG Infrared/White/Cool Grey

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OG Air Max 90 Black, White and Cool grey.

This is one of the OG colorways which was originally released twenty five years ago. However it was released again in May 2015 so it can still be included in the list of best AM 90 colorways since 2010. The widely loved infrared design has been the best selling of any of these colorways on eBay since its release.

Women’s Nike x Liberty of London

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Paisley print women's nike air max 90 libery of london

This women’s “Liberty of London” paisley design was part of the Nike x Liberty of London spring/summer 2014 collection. The shoe features Liberty London signature fabric prints taken from the Liberty archives. The floral prints used are the 1930’s Anoosha print, the 1970’s Willow print, and the 19th century crown print. A number of other Nike shoes got a floral Liberty makeover, among them were the Nike Roshe Run and the Dunk Sky High. Women don’t get nearly as many cool colorways as men, but this Liberty of London colorway easily earns its place on the list of colorways since 2010.

Hyperfuse QS “Independence Day Pack” Solar Red

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This was one of three colorways released as part of Nike’s 2013 Independence Day pack. Kanye West was often seen wearing this all red colorway, leading it to become one of the most popular AM 90 colorways of 2013. The other colorways released as part of this pack were an all white pair, and an all navy pair. This all red design is a flaming hot reimagining of the original 1970s Nike Air Soles, and it’s just as popular as the first editions. With an all-red colorway, Hyperfuse and mesh uppers and the stars and stripes logo patch, it’s a modern classic.

JCRD Jacquard Hypervenom

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Nike Air Max 90 JCRD  jacquard -ivory:Metallic Gold:Metallic Silver

This Ivory/Metallic Gold/Metallic Silver design was released in June 2014 as part of Nike Sportswear 2014 summer “Gold Hypervenom” collection. It was one of many Jacquard AM 90s released at the time. Other sneakers included in the Gold Hypervenom pack were the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, Tiempo ’94 Mid, Nike Air Max 1 and Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse.

Hyperfuse “Highlighter Pack” Neon Yellow

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It is one of three AM 90 colorways from the “Highlighter Pack” which was released in August 2011, a month after the Air Max 90 Hyperfuse launched. The other two colorways released in the pack were Solar Red and Blue Glow. Hyperfuse technology has been employed in a number of popular Nike shoes since it was first seen in 2010, among them are some Hyperfuse Nike Roshe Runs and LeBron 11 sneakers.

Essential White/Black/Light Crimson/Neutral

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Nike Air Max 90 Essential White:Black:Light Crimson:Neutral

This colorway from the ‘Essential’ collection has a retro feel. It was released in February 2010. With a design based closely on the first Air Soles, this model features contrasting red, white and black for a confident style statement that isn’t too glaring. With premium leather on the upper, the contrasting colours make every detail of the shoe stand out, while the white laces and thick white soles offer clean finishing touches. This shoe is as stylish today as the originals were in the 1970s.

Ostrich Gum

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white air max 90 with gum sole

The so called ‘ostrich gum’ AM 90 was released in May 2015 along with a Nike Air Huarache and AM 1 in the same style. It’s a classic colorway, all white and a gum sole, it works well on such a classic shoe.

25th Anniversary Edition “Cork”

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Nike Air Max 90 25TH Anniversary edition Cork black infrared

This Air Max 90 cork colorway was released in March 2015 as part of Nike’s 25th anniversary collection for the AM90. The new collection sees the iconic shoe get a number of innovative makeovers. It takes cues from the classic Infrared colorway but replaces most of the upper with layers of cork.

Jacquard Night Factor / Vivid Blue

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Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard Night Factor:Black-Vivid Blue-Summit White

A 2014 release, this is the Jacquard Night Factor colorway. One of the most iconic sneaker designs to date, this precedent setting shoe features a no-sew upper. Covered in jacquard patterning, the blue and green silhouette is offset by bright white soles, black laces and black piping. It continues to make  a strong statement. This shoe has a summer feel but preorders for it started in December 2013.

Moon Landing

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Nike Air Max 90 moon surface print

This lunar design was released in July as a tribute to the forty fifth anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk. The Moon Landing colorway sells on eBay for between $250 $350 in most cases. The whole upper of the shoe features a graphic print of the moon’s surface. The lunarlon sole is grey with black speckles, while the american flag on the heels gives the shoe a patriotic twist.

Triple Black

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Men's Nike Air Max 90 Essential

This is the most recently released colorway to make our list. The men’s AM 90 Essential Triple black was released in Fall 2014. Such an iconic sneaker was always going to look good in all black, but everyone was surprised to see just how good it looked. This shoe is made for anyone who wants to make a strong statement in the footwear department.

NYC City Pack

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Men's Nike Air Max 90 Ice City  Classic Stone:Hyper Cobalt:Hyper Punch - at fil

This shoe was released in May 2014 as one of two ‘City Pack New York’ colorways. The other shoe was a Nike Roshe Run. The designs were inspired by the fashion of New York vacationers, where light and breezy is a must in the summer. Canvas uppers are covered in polka dots, and the tongues sport an NYC badge.

“Ice Pack” Wolf Grey/Anthracite/Black

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Air Max 90 Ice Gym Red_University Red_Light Crimson

The AM 90 Ice colorways generated huge buzz when they were announced at the end of January 2014. This was the third Ice colorway to be revealed. The upper is covered in Gym Red, University Red, and Light Crimson ‘Ice’ shards. However it’s perhaps the ice sole that gave the colorway pack its name.

“Bleached Denim” Midnight Navy/Black/White/Infrared

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Nike air max 90 bleached denim

When Nike announced this shoe on the 20th of September they simply called it the Air Max 90 Denim. However there are multiple different names that have been used including; “Washed Denim”, “Infrared Washed Denim”, “Bleached Denim”, “Acid Wash Denim”, and “Acid Wash & Infrared”. The upper features beige suede and acid wash denim. Infrared accents are used on the white sole as well as the upper.

EM “Sunset Pack”

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Nike Air Max 90 EM Engineered Mesh Sunset Pack Team Orange Yellow

Nike’s Engineered Mesh Sunset Pack released in June 2013, just in time for summer. The Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97 were included in the pack. The gradient of stunning red, orange and yellow contrasted by black piping, black laces and a white sole means this colorway is a great addition to the summer Nike AM 90 colorways. It’s a unique and stylish update on the original Air Soles, and also features additional eyelets for creative lacing. Another shoe included in Nike’s Sunset Pack in 2013 was the Nike Air Max 97 EM.

Obsidian/Sport Red/White/Neutral Grey

This red, white and navy colorway looks like it was released as part of one of Nike’s Independence Day sneaker packs, however this colorway was released as part of the 2010 summer collection of colorways for this shoe. A modern rethink for a timeless design, this shoe boasts rolled edges which  makes the most of its streamlined, minimalist look and fine, standout detailing. With a contrast of bold, classic colours it conjures up thoughts of the Air Soles so popular in the 1970s and 1980s, yet is still stylish for 2014. Additional eyelets give this shoe a locked down fit and the option to customise lacing patterns.


Current Moire

This Current Moire colorway was released in fall of 2010. This hybrid shoe is as sleek and stylish as it gets. A real mix of retro and up to the minute styling. With chunky white soles, laces, piping and trademark swoosh, its body stands out in fashionable black and white, yet isn’t over the top. Crafted from premium materials, this new classic even features the much loved additional eyelets for customisable lacing.


Nike Air Max Lunar90 Jacquard Game Royal/Copper Flash/Bright Mango

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Nike Air Max Lunar 90 JCRD jacquard - Game Royal:Copper Flash:Bright Mango -at fil

This design with a Lunarlon midsole is a summer 2014 release. This soft, plush shoe boasts a virtually seamless upper crafted from premium materials. In a striking, denim-like two tone blue accented by black and orange, with bold, chunky soles, it’s more than the ordinary sneaker. The look is completed with bright blue laces and extra eyelets for customisation. A futuristic take on the classic Air Soles from the 1970s and 1980s, this is colorways easily earns it spot on the list of best Nike Air Max 90 colorways.