THE LIGHTWEIGHT UPDATE
The most minimal Air Max, the Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit Metallic Women's Shoe features a breathable Flyknit upper and foam midsole for ultralight cushioning.
Woven Flyknit integrates areas of breathability, stretch and support where you need them most, conforming to the shape of your foot for a comfortable, lightweight feel.
- Phylon midsole/outsole with visible Air Max unit for plush cushioning
- Waffle outsole with rubber pods for durable traction
- Flex grooves in the forefoot let you move naturally
NIKE AIR MAX ORIGINS
Nike'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.
FLYKNIT ORIGINSNike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then, the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper.