words // Nick Engvall
Nike running shoes seem to live double lives as both performance oriented and casual favorites. The latest in the long line of Air Max running shoes is no different. The Nike Air Max 2011+ seems to live that double agent life with a combination of elements that are both fully functional and easy on the eyes.
This upcoming colorway combines Black and Sport Red to give the Air Max 2011+ a familiarly fresh look. Max Air cushioning provides comfort as the Fuse technology upper helps to keep the weight of the latest Air Max signature model at a weight of just over 13 ounces. A speckled midsole gives this particular colorway a unique touch, and for iPod users, Nike+ technology means you can track your mileage right through your iPod.
words // Nick Engvall
Nike Air Max shoes are easily one of the most popular and easily recognizable running shoes on the market. Over the years the Air cushioning system has gone from being placed in only in the heel of shoes to the latest, the Air Max 2011+, which features the an entirely Air filled midsole. Other features that have helped push the envelope for the Air Max line, air the Nike Plus iPod-ready insole and new Fuse technology that eliminates the use of traditional stitching.
This upcoming colorway also features one of the most overlooked, yet popular, details of the Air Max line, the use of speckled or splattered paint. Between the Air unit and the Fuse technology upper resides a strip of midsole that features red speckled paint that makes this upcoming colorway stand out against the rest. While you wait for this colorway, be sure to check out the other Nike Air Max 2011+ colorways that are already available.
Nike’s Air Max runner takes on new life for the 2011 installment, this time incorporating the brand’s seamless and highly ventilated Fuse technology into the upper. Support below is supplied by a Cushlon foam midsole and impact-protecting full-length Air bag. A waffle traction pattern, flex grooves and lugs worked into the outsole keep the shoe durable. The innovative runner is also Nike+ equipped.
Now available to pre-order at Eastbay are both men’s and women’s colorways of the Air Max+ 2011. Each shoe features a dark base color with vibrant color pops and 3M reflective trim. The design is not only pleasing from a visual aspect, but serves a functional purpose for runners jogging in low-light conditions.
Pre-Order: Nike Air Max+ 2011 Mens’s
Pre-Order: Nike Air Max+ 2011 Women’s