Since Nike first released the Air Max range in 1987, the design has been a favourite of sneakerheads across the globe. True classics stand the test of time, which is why the Nike Air Max 90s styles are now more popular than ever.

Not sure how to style yours? Read on for our starter guide on how to wear 3 of the most iconic trainers across the range, or use the quick links below to jump straight to the Air Max outfit ideas….

How To Wear Nike Air Max With Jeans

Nike Air Max trainers generally look best with slim and skinny cut jeans over looser styles and bootcut hems. Always make sure you roll up the hems if the jeans are long to show of your new kicks with pride. Discover the best outfit ideas below to see how to style Air Max 90s, 95s and 97s with jeans for sartorial success this season.

How To Wear Nike Air Max 90 With Jeans

Men's Nike Air Max 90 Trainers with Blue Skinny Jeans, Grey T-Shirt and Khaki Bomber Jacket Outfit

Originally known as the Air Max III until they were reissued, Nike Air Max 90 trainers are instantly recognizable by the sole air cushion at the heel only. Over the last 20 plus years they've been released in a huge range of different editions to put a contemporary twist on the classic design, but have successful kept a retro feel.

Keep your street style on point by opting for red or black Air Max 90s worn with skinny black jeans, or look to tri-colour designs like the ones featured above for multiple options of downtime days.

How To Wear Nike Air Max 95 With Jeans

Men's Navy Air Max 95 Trainers with Charcoal Jeans and Grey Sweater Outfit

The first style to with visible air cushioning in the forefoot, Air Max 95 trainers became an instant hit when launched in 1995 and the design is just as innovative to this day. Most guys either love or hate them, but these are the trainers that’ll help you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

Wear your Nike Air Max 95s with jeans in a skinny cut for maximum effect and pair up with a short casual jacket like a bomber or Harrington.

How To Wear Nike Air Max 97 With Jeans

Men's Gold Nike Air Max 97 Trainers with Blue Skinny Jeans and Navy Shirt Outfit

Inspired by the design of the Japanese bullet train, the Nike Air Max 97 features a full-length visible air cushion. It was first introduced in sleek silver, which was then re-released in a Silver Bullet colourway in 2017 and is by far the most popular option for sneaker aficionados.

Air Max 97s really pop in metallic colours and whether you go for silver or gold, they're set to take your downtime outfits to new heights. Keep the rest of the outfit toned down with slim fit jeans and a plain tee or sweater so the trainers are always the star of the show.

How To Wear Nike Air Max With Joggers

Men's Red and White Air Max 90 Trainers with Black Joggers and Blue Denim Shirt Outfit

The retro vibe of Air Max 90s makes them our style of choice from the Nike Air Maxrange to wear with joggers for vintage streetwear looks that are easy to pulloff. Try pairing your Air Max's with tapered joggers and a matching sweater to give a subtle nod back to the 90s, or wear joggers with a denim shirt when you don't want to go full on athleisurewear.

How To Wear Nike Air Max With Shorts

Men's Silver Bullet Air Max 97 Trainers with Grey Jersey Shorts and Khaki Green T-Shirt Outfit

Both the Air Max 95 and 97 have a sleeker silhouette than the Air Max 90, making them a perfect pairing during the summer months to wear with shorts. Opt for jersey shorts and Air Max 97 trainers for sporty off-duty looks, while chino or denim shorts are our preferred style for everyday summer outfits.

Our Top Tips On What To Wear With Nike Air Max

  • Featuring only a visible air cushion at the heel, Air Max 90 trainers are the most subtle design for the range and look great with both jeans and joggers for everyday outfit options.

  • Nike Air Max 95s are perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or shorts, with the futuristic design guaranteed to elevate your downtime outfits to new heights without really trying.

  • For the sleekest silhouette, opt for Air Max 97 trainers in metallic silver or gold and wear with slim of skinny fit jeans and a plain top.