Air Jordan 1 vs Nike Air Max 90 Sizing Comparison Photos [AJ1 NAM90]


In this article I will directly compare Nike Air Jordan 1 vs Air Max 90 sizing using photos of the shoes that I own. Do Nike Air Max 90 and Air Jordan 1 shoes fit the same?

In my experience, Air Jordan 1 and Nike Air Max 90 have a similar length that fits true to size for most people. However, many people find the Nike Air Max 90 to have a slightly narrower fit than the Air Jordan 1 (which has a more regular width). I would suggest you view my side-by-side comparison photos so you can judge for yourself. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the men’s comparison photo. Click here to jump ahead on the page to view the women’s comparison photo.

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Air Jordan vs Air Max 90 Sizing Photos

Men’s Photo Comparing Nike Air Max 90 to Air Jordan 1 Sizing

Below is a photo of my men’s Nike Air Max 90 compared to Air Jordan 1 sizing. The length for these shoes is very similar for men, however, if you made me choose, I would say the Air Jordan 1 fits just a tiny bit longer in length.

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Some men feel like the Nike Air Max 90 has a narrow toe area, and if you look at the photo above, you can kind of see a narrow, pointed shape right at the edge of the toe box. This may create a snug feeling for some people depending on the shape of your foot.

However, when I compared the toe box areas side-by-side, I found the overall depth of the toe box to be similar (I personally did not notice a snug fit for the Nike Air Max 90):

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Overall, the sizing of the Nike Air Max 90 is very similar to the sizing of the Air Jordan 1 for men.

This is where you can view more Nike Air Max 90 men’s comparison sizing photos.

This is where you can view more Air Jordan 1 men’s comparison sizing photos.

Women’s Photo Comparing Nike Air Max 90 to Air Jordan 1 Sizing

Below is a photo of a women’s Nike Air Max 90 sizing compared to women’s Air Jordan 1 sizing. The sizing length of these two shoes is similar, but the Nike Air Max 90 has a narrower design.

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Most women consider the Nike Air Max 90 and the Air Jordan 1 to fit true to size, just expect the Nike Air Max 90 to fit a little bit narrower than the AJ1. The Nike Air Max 90 also has a more pointed, shallow toe box area:

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Overall, the sizing of these two styles if very similar for women, just expect the NAM90 to have a more narrow fit.

This is where you can view more Nike Air Max 90 women’s comparison sizing photos.

This is where you can view more Air Jordan 1 women’s comparison sizing photos.

Sizing Advice for Air Max 90 and Air Jordan 1

In my experience, the Air Jordan 1 shoes fit true to size. They have a sizing length and width that is very similar to other types of retro athletic shoes.

Nike Air Max 90 fit true to size for most people. However, some people feel that the Nike Air Max 90 fits narrower than normal shoe sizing. If you have wide feet, or are between sizes, sizing up may be best.

You can also view my other sizing resources linked below:

Air Jordan vs Air Max Sizing Conclusion

In my experience, Nike Air Max 90 and Air Jordan 1 sizing is very similar regarding length. However, some people feel like the Nike Air Max 90 has a narrower fit than normal shoe sizing. This is where you can read more about the width of Nike Air Max 90.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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