Unveiled and launched in 2018, the Nike Air Max 270 is a modern rendition of two Nike Air Max icons, Air Max 93 and 180, both from the 90s. Nike modified the Air Max 270 and was intended for lifestyle routines.
The Nike Air Max 270’s name came from the 270 degrees of Air Max unit in the heel. It was also the tallest Air Max unit during its time, boasting a 32-millimeter height. This was made possible because there is no foam encasing the heel section. A thick TPU carrier and rubber sole house the Air in between.
If you look hard enough, some aspects from the Air Max 93 and 180 can be identified. The foam midsole looks similar to the 180, while the Air Max unit in the heel (albeit bigger on the 270) also boasts a 270-degree angle. The Air Max 270 is basically a futuristic combination of the two classics.
The Air Max 270 also got another version, when the Air Max 270 React replaced the typical foam midsole with soft and bouncy React cushioning. Various changes to the upper made this modern Air Max model get its own wave of popularity.
Similar to the build of the fan-favourite Element React 87, the Nike Air Max 270 React boasts a textile and suede upper construction. Its upper looks highly similar to the classic Air Max 93.
A full-length React foam midsole carries the Air Max 270 unit in the heel for maximum comfort and impact protection. The segmented anatomical traction pods also make a return in this React plus Air Max model.
One of the alternate models of the React 270 is the reinforced React 270 ENG. It features a revised upper comprised of textile and wavy TPU panels for added durability. The shoe became subject to a 2020 collab between Nike and Travis Scott. A rather surprising move for the popular rapper who introduced new sneaker grails with his designs.
Unbelievably comfortable and stylish. The Nike Air Max 270 and its fellow 270 models proved why it belongs to be a modern Air Max icon.