LIGHTER THAN EVER The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit Men's Shoe updates the iconic original with an ultra-lightweight upper while keeping the plush, time-tested Max Air cushioning. BenefitsLightweight Flyknit upper for breathable comfortNo-sew film overlays frame sides for enhanced durabilityVisible Max Air heel unit provides lightweight cushioningDual-density foam midsole offers plush comfort underfootWaffle outsole with rubber lugs for durable traction and flexibility Nike Air Max Origins Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. 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. Flyknit OriginsNike 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.