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Air Max Day Is a Great Excuse to Buy Cool New Sneakers

Whether we’re talking about National Puppy Day (last Friday), National Waffle Day (yesterday), or Spanish Paella Day (tomorrow), fake holidays abound. And if sneakerheads had to choose a favorite, Nike’s Air Max Day would rank high on the list. Every year on March 26, the brand celebrates the anniversary of the release of the Air Max 1 by dropping plenty of limited-edition sneakers.

This year, the hottest ticket is the Air Max 1/97 VF Sean Wotherspoon. Named after the sneakerhead who won Nike’s 2017 “RevolutionAir” design contest, it’s a retro-tinged pair in shades of yellow, green, and pink which is already going for hundreds on Stadium Goods. But even if you aren’t willing to drop close to $1,000 on footwear, there are plenty of other cool sneakers to buy today. Scroll ahead to shop some of our favorites.

If You’re Feeling Nostalgic

Air Max 90 Essential Sneaker
$110 at Nordstrom

The colorful accents give this a ’90s vibe.

If You Want Something Pretty

Nike Air Max 90 LX velvet and suede sneakers
$120 at Net-a-Porter

Pale pink mixed with velvet make this the perfect sneaker to wear with spring dresses.

If You Want a Drop (But Don’t Want to Fight the Crowds)

Nike Air Max 270 Sneaker
$150 at Nordstrom

While it’s not as hyped as other releases, this neon sneaker with the exaggerated air bubble heel is a timely buy for fans.

If Your Wardrobe Is All Black

Nike Air Max 97 Plus
$160 at Net-a-Porter

You’ll want to add this into the rotation.

Because the Ugly Sneaker Is a Trend

Nike Air Max 95 Running Shoe
$160 at Nordstrom

These are clunky, white, and very much in line with the dad-shoe trend happening right now.

If You’re Hesitant About Ugly Sneakers

NIKE AIR MAX 97 ULTRA ‘17
$160 at Nike

A sleek black-and-white color scheme makes this less cumbersome looking but it’s definitely chunky enough to be on-trend.

If You Want Something Custom

Nike Air Max 90 iD
$130 at Nike

Tweak the swoosh, sole, or any other part to make your own sneaker. Or just go for the striking all red option.

If You Don’t Want to Fight for the Limited-Edition Drop

Nike Air Max 95
$190 at Net-a-Porter

This has that same ’70s, vintage-tinged feeling.

The One Everyone Wants

Nike Air Max 1/97 VF Sean Wotherspoon
From $605 at Stadium Goods

The Air Max 1/97 VF Sean Wotherspoon is nearly impossible to get your hands on. Should you want to test your luck, Need Supply is holding a raffle to buy them. Otherwise, if you really want them, there’s always Stadium Goods.

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Air Max Day Is a Great Excuse to Buy Cool New Sneakers