Celebrating 25 years this year. Nike is bringing back the legendary Air Max² Light.
In 1994, after the Nike Air Max² was released, Nike added the Nike Air Max² Light to their arsenal, a sneaker that was and still is one ounce lighter than the Air Max². The “squared” Nike Air Max sneaker features Air cushioning below the heel (with Zoom technology below the forefoot, known back then as Tensile Air) the only similarity between the Air Max² and the Air Max² Light. The Air unit is similar to that of the Air Max 95 and it says “25PSI”. This number indicates the pressure of the air bubble, comparable to that of the tires of a passenger vehicle.
The Air Max² cushioning system, a unique 4-chambered compartmentalization of two different Air pressures in the rearfoot Air unit, provides the sweet blueprint for the Max² handle. Technically spoken, the aforementioned pressure intermingle sees less pressure under the heel and higher-pressure in the pontoon-like units around the heel, resulting in what was back then a new running experience. The math behind the design was quite easy, more Air = less foam = light, really light.
In 2019, we see the return of the Nike Air Max² Light in its original form, dressed in a University Gold, Flash Crimson, and Racer Blue colour scheme. This Nike Air Max² Light features a Gold mesh upper with White leather overlays highlighted with Crimson Swoosh logos and Blue on the tongues, Air Max bubble and rubber outsole.
Look out for the Nike Air Max² Light “University Gold” to release on Friday, 11 January 2018 on Nike.com, for the retail price of R2,199.95.