The Air Max 270 boasts Nike's biggest heel bag yet, delivering a super-soft ride that brings you even closer to the feeling of walking on air. Remember the revolution. 1987 saw the birth of the Air Max lineage, showcasing visible Air for the first time. What began as an experiment in cushioning soon evolved into an icon on the track—and the streets. Over the years, it's been re-imagined and re-tooled, but the heritage always remains.