Nike Air Max Light

The Air Max Light was originally released in 1989 as the Air Max II as the intended successor to the Air Max.

By replacing the forefoot polyurethane mid sole with a phylon one, Nike were able to make the Air Max Light weigh considerably less than the original. The shoe was marketed as a performance running shoe, with the famous Air Max cushioning providing added support.

The Air Cushioning Technology, which made the shoe so famous, was introduced by Nike in 1979 and embedded Air Cushioning in the mid soles of the shoes.

This was a revolutionary step in performance running and changed the way athletes approached their sport forever. Despite the technologies huge success, Nike refused to stop there.


Eight years on and new scientific discoveries were still breaking thorough to footwear design. Nike made the Nike Air component larger which allowed for greater cushioning and comfort and for the first time it was made visible in the Air Max Shoe. Nike put the cushioning on display to the whole world, allowing athletes to see as well as feel the benefits of the Nike Air as the crowds watched on.

Many Nike Air products have been developed since the original including this Air Max Light which will no doubt be a success. By developing running technologies along with a fashion shoe for the ages, the Nike Air Max Light along with Air Max range has become a true icon.





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