Nike Air Max – Centre Pompidou

The Nike Air Max 1’s, inspired by the Pompidou Center, are really great.

Most people either love or hate the building, but it’s pretty clear how the designer of these shoes feels. He explained in an interview how the exposed air bubble Nike started using in its shoes in the 80’s was inspired by the Pompidou Center’s willingness to expose all its inner workings. The air bubble is super iconic, and it looks like we have Richard Rodgers and Renzo Piano to thank for it.