The Nike Air Max 1 Essential Shoe: Superior comfort and cushioning
The Nike Air Max 1 Essential Men's Shoe is made with premium materials for style and durability, plus Nike Air cushioning for comfort.
- Combination leather and textile upper for durability and a comfortable fit
- Full-length PU midsole with visible Air-Sole unit in heel for maximum cushioning and impact protection
- Rubber outsole with Waffle pattern for traction and durability
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in the late '70s. In 1987, the Nike Air Max debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort. Suddenly they could see it. And just a few years later, the next-generation Nike Air Max 90 became a hit with both athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations, lightweight performance and a cushioned ride.
Max AirMaximum impact cushioning. The brutal, repetitive, downward force of sport can wreak havoc on the body—and on performance. Max Air cushioning is specifically engineered to handle these impacts and provide protection. Max Air is big air designed to take a pounding.