Who should buy the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential

This sporty Nike sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a shoe with a thick midsole and outsole inspired by running
  • You want a great looking casual shoe that can withstand all-day wear

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Style of the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential

The men's Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential is not for high-mileage running, but a great looking casual shoe that indeed offers lightness, comfort, and novelty into one’s variety of wardrobe. The upper is a combination of mesh and synthetic materials, taped and fused together that mightily holds the shape of the shoe. The neutral style options under this edition give a hint of sophistication to its rather sporty profile.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential Midsole

Notable Features

Nike’s iconic figure is raised to a higher standard with the release of the Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential, punctuated by a more optimized and cosmopolitan look. This sneaker built initially for men, took on several upgrades, replacing the prominent suede bumper with a breathable textile upper and hollowing out excess material on the outsole. It remains to be a go-to shoe even without its Infrared accents in a much lighter form.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential Toebox

History of the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential

The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential speaks about the power of sneaker innovation with the modern upgrades made on the very popular Air Max 90. This edition has trimmed down the layers of suede and leather on the toe cap, eyestay, and Swoosh branding seen in the OG AM90.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential Collar

Nike outran its contenders in the sneaker industry when it took significant steps in improving some of the old-school techniques like sewing overlays and melding the upper to the sole through the stitching. The brand wisely came up with new skills, techniques, and methods that led to the birth of proprietary technologies such as the Hyperfuse, Vac Tech, and Tape.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential Outsole

The Hyperfuse technology, introduced in 2010 with the drop of the Nike Hyperfuse ball shoe blends as well in some of the iconic shoes in Nike’s rich sneaker folio. The Nike Air Max 90, a well-loved silhouette in the Air Max hierarchy, was one of the first profiles that received the advantages of such technology which brought forth the release of the Air Max 90 Hyperfuse.

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0
Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 90
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, Synthetic / 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.