THE latest version of Nike's running shoe certainly ups the ante.
The Nike Flyknit Air Max is dubbed by the shoe giant as “the original revolution in cushioning meets a revolution in fit” since it combines its classic Air-Sole technology with its newest innovation, the Flyknit, woven polyester in place of traditional materials that provides a snug, sock-like fit that is light and breathable.
Nike Philippines, in its website provides a number of details of its latest offering:
The Next Step in Ultimate Cushioning
Ultralight support meets maximum cushioning in the Nike Flyknit Air Max Running Shoe, featuring the most flexible Max Air unit yet and a woven one-piece Flyknit upper.
Maximum Flexible Cushioning
The full-length Max Air unit offers the most flexibility to date while still delivering maximum cushioning for ultimate comfort on your run. Its tubular construction allows more air underfoot to encourage even transitions from heel strike through toe-off.
The ultralight Flyknit upper contours to your foot for a comfortable, supportive fit. Made entirely of polyester yarn, the single-layer construction seamlessly integrates areas of high breaethability, stretch and support where you need it most.
The lighter Waffle pattern outsole has been redesigned to distribute your weight more evenly for a smoother ride and enhanced traction.
Weight 12.8 ounces (men’s size 10)
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 the 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.
The Nike Flyknit Air Max retails at the peso equivalent of US$225 and is now available in local Nike and running stores in the Metro Manila area.