BREATHABILITY AND COMFORT The Nike Air Max Sequent Men's Running Shoe is made with a mesh upper and Max Air unit at the heel for lightweight breathability and soft, cushioned comfort. Flex grooves in the forefoot deliver natural range of motion. Benefits: • U-shaped Max Air unit creates a responsive effect upon heel strike • Breathable mono mesh upper features suede underlays for support • Articulated grooves enhance forefoot flexibility • Injected Phylon midsole for lightweight cushioning and comfort • Rubber Waffle outsole for durability and traction 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.