Size and fit

The Nike Air Max 720 20 is only available in men’s sizing. They run a little small so it is recommended to go a half or full-size up. Half sizes are also made available with the Air Max 720 20 for those who are more comfortable with going half sizes up.  With a lace-up closure system with cords and a padded collar, a more secure fit is achieved without feeling restrictive.

Nike Air Max 720 20 Style

A bubble-wrap-inspired sneaker, the Nike Air Max 720 20 has a low-cut, iridescent design that is fired by enthusiasm with the shimmer of bubbles. The molded lines in the upper of these sneakers radiate out the sides from the pods creating a wave-like pattern. As for the insoles, shimmery soap sud graphics are featured. 

Projecting an ultra-futuristic look, this quirky pair’s striking colorway adds quality to its overall appearance. The colorways that are available for these sneakers are Summit white and metallic silver/black. As fashionable as they are, these sneakers can be worn with casual and sporty pieces. One can pair these with casual joggers, jeans, cropped pants, and even denim topped with shirts, hoodies, or plain-colored three-fourth shirts. For a sporty ensemble, one can go for gym pieces like spandex shorts and tank tops. 

Notable Features

This whimsical pair of Nike Air Max 720 20 features a full-length 720 Max Air unit which entirely occupies the midsole. Given the unit’s construction, the most underfoot cushioning provides ultimate comfort. Furthermore, the units also make the shoe super comfortable and highly elastic. The mesh panels on the sides add more breathability.  A heel pull tab, which extends the look of the Air Max unit, helps achieve an easy on-and-off. On the bottom of this sneaker, the durable rubber outsole offers great traction.

Nike Air Max 720 20 History

American sportswear giant Nike has established an unparalleled reputation for performance and innovation. The Oregon-based brand has already produced innumerable athletic footwear and sportswear. Among the best line of footwear that Nike has ever produced is the Nike Air line. Nike introduced its Air Cushioning technology in 1979. The Air technology was conceptualized by Tinker Hatfield, who initially worked for Nike. On the other hand, the underlying technology of placing tiny airbags in the soles of athletic shoes to soften impact was originally created and patented by Marion Franklin Rudy, an aerospace engineer. 

The Nike Air technology is distinguished by the midsoles which incorporate flexible urethane pouches filled with pressurized gas and are made visible from the exterior of the shoe. This innovation is intended to provide extreme cushioning underfoot. By using the embedded Air cushioning in the midsoles of the shoes, it changed the athletes’ perspectives on athletic performance. The Nike  Air component became larger and eight years later the Nike Air Max line was introduced. In 1987, the first model of the Air Max line was released. This latest discovery, which provides greater cushioning and comfort, made the athletes see as well as feel the benefits of the Nike Air Max. 

There are a lot of Nike Air Max iterations that have been produced and one of them is the Air Max 720 20, Nike’s new offering for the Air Max world, the most iconic sneaker family in the Beaverton brand. It is now available in this new version, part of the "Bubble Pack", a collection celebrating the 30th anniversary of Air Max inspired by bubble wrap. The name that was chosen, 720, comes from the idea that the Air unit itself is visible at 360 degrees, both horizontally and vertically. 

Nice to know

  • The Air Max 720 20 features the tallest and biggest Air unit yet.
  • 720, which is the chosen name, comes from the idea that the Air unit itself is visible at 360 degrees, both horizontally and vertically. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 720
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Dylan Raasch
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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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.