Nike’s Air Max Sneakers Get All-New Cushioning & 20% Recycled Content

Jul 19, 2021

Category: Style

Ever since the release of the OG Air Max 1 back in 1987, Nike has continued to tinker with the shoe’s cushioning technology and push the envelope when it comes to the upper design. Such a constant refinement has resulted in no shortage of memorable models, meaning that for many, the Air Max remains one of the most iconic sneaker lines in history.

With the launch of the Air Max 2021, Nike is giving the shoe a modern, sustainable spin, incorporating over 20% recycled material by weight in its construction and switching up the silhouette from top to bottom. As such, the engineered mesh upper gains features like an overbuilt tongue for security, a heavily padded collar for comfort, and some floating eyestays for quick adjustments. What’s more, it now rides on an all-new dual-pressure Air-sole unit that Nike has engineered to work in conjunction with a collapsable outer cage. Add to that a cored-out, two-section foam midsole, and you have a shoe that promises to be as lightweight as it is extremely cushioned. The Air Max 2021 drops on August 5th, at which time you’ll be able to buy it for $160.

Purchase: $160

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