own to earth but walking on air—this is how you’ll feel sporting a pair of Nike air max shoes. Nike Max Air technology allows you to walk on pockets of air encapsulated in polyurethane. A brilliant stroke of innovation allows air to diffuse into the capsules, so they never deflate. The original gas inside these Max Air units is dense enough that it doesn’t leak out.
Nike Air technology debuted in 1979 but became visible with Nike’s Air Revolution in 1987. This innovation was called Max Air™; it allows the most cushioning of all Nike Air products. What began as a single model in 1987 led to running shoe frontiers with models like the Cheap Nike Air Max 360, 2010, Moto, Tailwind and many more.