A LIGHT, CUSHIONED RIDE. A modern icon, the Nike Air Max Thea EM Women's Shoe is the most minimal Air Max and comes equipped with ultralight cushioning. Benefits: • Lightweight textile upper with leather and synthetic overlays for support • Injected Phylon midsole with visible Air-Sole unit for maximum cushioning • Waffle outsole pattern for traction and durability • Solarsoft sockliner for a soft, cushy feel • Perforations enhance airflow 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.