The Nike Air Max 720 goes bigger than ever before with Nike's tallest Air unit yet, offering more air underfoot for unprecedented, all-day comfort. Has Air Max gone too far? We hope so.
The Nike Air Max 720 is setting Nike history with the size of the air bubble. The sneaker uses a mesh upper and boast a full-length lifestyle Air Max unit. Mesh Upper The shoe’s predecessor, the 270, registered at 32 mm high. The 720 ups the Air ante to 38 mm. The 720 is the first full-length lifestyle Air Max unit The name 720 comes from the idea that the Air unit is visible in 360 degrees, both horizontally and vertically.
Nike's tallest Air unit to date, the 720 Air unit runs the length of the outsole.
Colours are inspired by the natural world, a counterpoint to the shoe's futuristic look.
Moulded lines in the upper appear to radiate out from the sides, creating a wave-like design.
Heel clip extends the look of the Air unit for even more visual impact.
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Nike Air Max Origins
Nike'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 colour combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.