With Air Max Day around the corner, we thought we'd celebrate by highlighting the Nike sneaks' strongest moments in British music, moments that wouldn't have been anywhere near as real without the right Air Max model. For nearly three decades now, the running technology in these stylish models has been a cling-to factor for party-goers the world over, often held up as being the most comfortable crep to cut a step in. From happy hardcore and jungle to deep house and Grime 2.0, we dig deep to uncover the rich history of the Air Max trainer in our influential music scenes and the many subcultures that have sprung from them. This is Air Max Moments In UK Music.

Words by Joseph 'JP' Patterson
Additional reporting: Daryoush Haj-Najafi