While the rest of the Nike line of running shoes were getting lighter and more flexible, the Air Max stayed with what brought them to the dance for years. But in 2013, the good folks at Nike found a way to give us both the flexibility and the dynamic air chamber we’ve come to know and love for the Air Max 2013. Let’s have a look.
Nike broke new ground with the all-new fully uncaged Air Max unit engineered specifically for the all-new Air Max flagship runner. What resulted was four years of pure dominance by the advancement in Air Max technology, but for 2013, it’s time for a new Air Max to take the helm. Emphasizing the needs of runners, Nike created the new 2013 Max Air unit to provide the utmost in lightweight comfort while focusing on heel-to-toe support and natural motion by minimizing the internal walls of the unit and constructing the inner tubes to move with the runner’s foot. The upper features the lightweight Hyperfuse construction with open-hole mesh for maximum breathability, while the interior build of the shoe keeps the foot locked in place with minimal stress thanks to a notched inner sleeve and a molded collar.
-John K, SneakerNews.com
It’s still the brash, bold and stylish running shoe that’s right at home on the runway, but adding in flexibility to its capabilities only adds to its legend. What gets overlooked in this marriage of technology is the Hyperfuse tech, while makes all this new found flexibility happen without tearing the whole shoe apart.