THE ONE BEFORE THE 1
Designed in 1985 but un-released until 2015, the Nike Air Max Zero Essential Men's Shoe is an Air Max 1 pre-concept design that combines a sleek upper and lightweight cushioning for ultra-modern comfort.
- Textile upper with molded overlays for breathable comfort and support
- IU midsole with Max Air heel unit for lightweight cushioning
- Rubber at heel and toe for traction and durability
Nike Air Max OriginsNike'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 color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.
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