THE ICON, ELEVATED. The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential Men's Shoe celebrates the iconic original with classic design lines and the visible Max Air cushioning that made it famous. BenefitsTextile upper for lightweight comfortSynthetic leather mudguard enhances durabilityDual-density foam midsole with Max Air heel unit for cushioningWaffle outsole with rubber tread for durable, flexible tractionOrthoLite ® sockliner for lightweight, flexible cushioning 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.