Good to know
- Nike focused the changes in the Air Max 2015 in the upper. Making an appearance in this model is the engineered mesh that has a combination of large and small holes in the upper. It is an extremely light mesh that greatly helps with the significant weight reduction. This is a softer mesh and feels plush to the feel for added comfort.
- The biggest change in the upper is the presence of the Flywire cables. These are clearly seen outside of the upper just around the midfoot. Nike uses the technology to improve midfoot fit as these cables are directly connected to the laces and the midsole.
- The final update in the upper is the new inner sleeve. This version of the Air Max offers better next to skin feel because of the sleeve. The inner sleeve enhances fit and comfort as well.
The Waffle outsole is almost flat with numerous small square nubs. It is made of translucent rubber. As the underfoot is almost flat, this helps with the stability of a high offset shoe and with the transition from heel to toe. Nike uses deep flex grooves for enhanced forefoot flexibility.
A full-length blown air bag that Nike patently calls as the Air Max is made of very thick air units. It creates a firmer ride and is ably supported by Cushlon foam, Nike’s regular compression-molded EVA. Providing some support and protection against puncture on the air units is a rubber sheet.
The new engineered mesh offers lightweight and breathable coverage. In this model, Nike almost does away with any sort of overlay, except for a seam around the toe box that is fused on. Logos on both sides of the shoe have reflective materials. The heel has more substantial fused on overlay for better support and structure. As always, the tongue and collar are both very well-padded. The aforementioned inner sleeve, also works with a plush insole for plush comfort.