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Lightweight Flyknit material combines areas of stretch, support and breathability where you need them most for a comfortable fit.
The Ultra 2.0 midsole is designed with dual-density foam for plush cushioning and support while reducing the shoe's overall weight. Added rubber sections on the outsole provide durability.
Air Max 90 Origins
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Three years later, the Nike Air Max 90 lets them see even more of it, arriving with a Visible Air window that was bigger than its predecessor. It hit the shelves sporting a fiery shade of red that set the sneaker world ablaze and became a Nike staple.
Flyknit OriginsNike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners craving a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, form-fitting and virtually seamless upper. This unprecedented precision maximises performance while reducing the material waste of traditional cut and sew by an average of 60%. The equivalent of six recycled plastic bottles are used in every pair of Flyknit shoes, saving millions of kilos of material from reaching landfills.