With Nike’s industry-changing Air Max lineup recently celebrating its anniversary, it’s always refreshing to see just what more the performance giant has up its sleeve. With the release of its Air Max Pulse, it’s even more refreshing to know we don’t have to wait for it any longer.
Garnering inspiration from the London music scene, Nike’s latest technical sneaker aims to take its ever-so-popular Air Max franchise to brand-new heights. The new release sits atop a textile-wrapped foam midsole and Nike’s signature rubber Waffle outsole to give it that extra bit of traction necessary for your day-to-day. Other notable elements this new silhouette has to offer from a technical perspective are its vacuum-sealed accents — these manage to keep the Pulse looking fresh longer, as these seals preclude any debris from seeping into your steppers.
As far as its design is concerned, it’s clear Nike took several cues from the Air Max 270 when constructing its latest silhouette, right down to the discreet Swoosh that appears on the side. Additionally, the brand itself claims to have carried over the 270’s point-loaded Air cushioning, although it’s undergone a noticeable upgrade to deliver a bouncier feel with every step. Much of this is in part to a plastic clip that assists in distributing weight to target points across the unit (and your foot), promoting nothing short of responsive comfort. Let alone the fact they aim to be about as comfortable as any pair of Air Maxes that came before it, it’s safe to say the latest release is far more streamlined than any design in the boundless lineup, fusing a sporty look with clean, minimalist lines throughout, both of which co-exist to deliver an undeniably sleek pair of shoes that further enhances the Air collection.
Ring in the new generation of Air technology with the Nike Air Max Plus, available on the performance giant’s webshop for $150.