Who should buy the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential

Check out this pair of sporty sneakers from Nike if:

  • You want a standout sneaker with a visible Air unit
  • You are searching for a breathable shoe

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Excellent style of Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential

The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential is a perfect mix of sophisticated and sporty.

Resembling the original Air Max 1, this modernized version has its upper rebuilt from suede to synthetic leather and mesh that is lighter and more breathable on the feet.

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential upper

Available in several colorways, this shoe is a great pair to wear to dress up or down any casual outfit. 

Features of Air Max 1 Ultra Essential

One notable feature of the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential is its visible Air-Sole unit in the heel part of the midsole.

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential midsole

It is a technology in which pressurized air in a sturdy but flexible bag is utilized to help absorb impact force for a more comfortable feel on the feet. It is flexible, lightweight, and durable.

Another feature of the Air Max 1 Ultra Essential that stands out is its no-sew synthetic leather and mesh upper, which replaces the suede material from the original 1987 Air Max.

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Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential History

The Nike Air Max initially dropped in 1987 as a running shoe, which eventually became an essential part of Nike's sneaker history and the sneaker culture in a broader aspect.

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential style

In 2015, the original Nike Air Max 1 silhouette received a slimmed-down version with a single-piece upper known officially as the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential.

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essential collar

It resembles the profile of the original Air Max 1, but the upgrade on the upper makes it lighter and more breathable. The signature Swoosh is presented on the side, but it is screen-printed and not sewn.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 1
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max 1, Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.