Last year Nike released the Air Max Zero, Tinker Hatfield's original Air Max design, which eventually became the Nike Air Max 1. Though the idea for the shoe was put to paper 29 years ago, its first real-life manifestation incorporated nearly three decades of Nike Air innovation. It may not have been the first Nike Air Max, but without it, the Nike Air Max 1 would not exist.
● Bootie-inspired mesh and textile upper for a sock-like fit and breathability
● Carved-out Phylon midsole with a visible Max Air unit in the heel for flexible, lightweight cushioning
● Rubber outsole for traction and durability
Nike Air Max Origins
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in the late '70s. 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. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking colour combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.
The Nike Air Max Zero Ultra has returned in yellow with lightweight ultra tooling and is available now by clicking on the buy link below.