DYNAMIC LOCKDOWN, MAXIMUM BREATHABILITY. The Nike Air Max Emergent Men's Basketball Shoe provides locked-down support and excellent airflow on the court with a genuine and synthetic leather upper and Breathe Tech construction. Benefits: • Genuine and synthetic leather upper provides durability and support • Breath Tech construction allows for optimal ventilation • Phylon midsole for lightweight cushioning and stability • Max Air unit in the heel delivers maximum impact cushioning • Rubber outsole provides durability and multidirectional traction • Deep flex grooves in the forefoot for natural motion Nike Air Max OriginsNike'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.