Size and fit

The low-top Nike Air Max 720 Waves is available in men’s sizing. Like most lace sneakers, this model uses the traditional lacing fastening system for an adjustable fit. 

The neoprene tongue and heel of this model have pull tabs, making it easy for wearers to slip it on. This model has a foam midsole with Air Max 720 bubble unit that provides lightweight comfort and support. 

Nike also incorporated ample padding on this pair’s tongue. This element provides a soft hug on foot, allowing its wearer to don this kick without the need to lace up. 

Nike Air Max 720 Waves Style

Nike Air 720 Waves displays the futuristic variation of the renowned Nike Air Max 720. It is covered with tumbled leather mixed with synthetic textiles. The upper is highlighted with a circular pattern with a warped grid pattern found on the shoe’s quarter panel. 

The speed lacing mechanism gives the nod to the 80s basketball footwear, and the collar is padded leather applique that enhances the overall retro-futuristic look. And lastly, its medial overlays enhance the fashionable appeal. 

To give its followers ample options, Nike offers this in various colorways. Such as midnight navy/black/hyper jade/white, silver lilac/black/thunder grey/university red, white/wolf grey/total orange/black, and blue void/black/lab green/red orbit.

There are countless ways on how Nike Air max 720 Waves looks great on feet. A pair of ripped jeans with a plain white t-shirt certainly creates a rugged ensemble. Meanwhile, chinos and a crew-neck knit top adds a clean casual look with a hint of sporty style.

Notable Features

The Nike AM 720 Waves displays the remarkable tall Air Unit on its sole, which has been known as the tallest among the Air Max brood. This element runs the length of the rubber outsole that provides unrivaled cushioning at absorbs shock effectively.

Another remarkable feature is the synthetic upper that gives an over-over style design instead of the usual futuristic mold. The upper has a circular shape and grip pattern, creating a distinct and fashionable look.

Nike Air Max 720 Waves History

Nike launched its latest addition to its impressive Nike Air Max lineup. Dubbed to be the highest Air unit bearer in the brood, the Nike Air Max 720 was unveiled in 2018. Although casual footwear bore the looks of running shoes, Nike created it to win the lifestyle scene.

The Nike Air Max 720 was inspired by two iconic Air Max silhouettes, the 180 and the 93. It displayed a two-piece midsole with the remarkable large Air units for better cushioning and style. The stretchy inner sleeves, meanwhile, provided snug fit. On the upper, this model is made with mesh for breathability while the rubber sole provides dependable traction.

Meanwhile, Nike unveiled its experimental series called D/MS/X. This line aims to recreate several silhouettes from the archives and introduce them to the alternative timeline. The D/MS/X explored the Air Max 720 and launched the Waves version. The Nike AM 720 Waves displays a print heavy upper, creating a retro-future shape. It has circular stitches on the toe while the warped grids found on the quarter.

Nice to know

  • The rubber outsole of Nike Air Max 720 Waves sneaker has small grooves that provide durability and traction.
  • This pair has a TPU heel clip that provides extra support.
  • It comes with an over-shoulder bag that flaunts the same design pattern found on the shoe’s upper.
  • D/MS/X or Dimension Six was one of the options that did not make the cut when Blue Ribbon Sports decided to rename the company. Now, D/MS/X carries merchandise and sneakers representing the outliers and integrated culture made for the underground market.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 720
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

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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.