The world’s most popular Air Max gets reinvented in the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit Men’s Shoe, with a lighter and softer-than-ever feel thanks to flexible Flyknit and Ultra 2.0 cushioning.
Lightweight Flyknit fabric combines areas of stretch, support and breathability where you need them most for an ultra-comfortable fit.
The Ultra 2.0 midsole is designed with dual-density foam for plush cushioning and support while reducing the shoe’s overall weight. Added rubber sections on the outsole provide durability.
Visible Max Air cushioning for lightweight comfort
Memory foam sockliner for enhanced cushioning
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 color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper. This unprecedented precision maximizes performance while reducing material waste by an average of 60% compared to traditional cut and sew, saving millions of pounds of material from reaching landfills.