Model [ NK11241135]Nike Air Max Modern Flyknit Shoes Sail/Pure Platinum/University Red/ObsidianThe Icon, Updated.The Nike Air Max Modern Flyknit Men's Shoe streamlines the running original with a breathable, flexible upper for a contemporary look and lightweight comfort. BenefitsFlyknit upper for breathability and a lightweight feel. Internal elastic strap at midfoot for a locked-down fit. IU midsole doubles as an outsole for a durable, lightweight feel. Max Air heel unit provides lightweight cushioning. Rubber pods at heel and toe for durable traction Nike Air Max OriginsNike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. 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.