Verdict from 60 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Most of the buyers appreciate the padded interior of the Nike Air Max Axis Mid that makes walking pleasurable.  
  • Reasonably-priced: The bulk of the satisfied buyers share it’s a good value for money. 
  • Lightweight: Several pleased owners express that it isn’t heavy compared to other winter footwear.
  • Supportive: To more than a few users, its mid-top structure hugs the collar and heel comfortably.
  • Well-structured: According to a good sum of users, this kick is neatly pieced together.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Broad: As reported by some reviewers, it’s wider than the average width of Nike sneakers. 
  • Color limitation: A couple of comments from shoppers say there are limited colors available for this style.

Bottom line

Nike Air Max Axis Mid is reinforced with a flexible and compacted mesh that helps protect your foot under the elements. Inside, a thick foam delivers out-of-the-box comfort as it offers a snug fit. Don’t be deceived by its bulky appearance, as this running-inspired sneaker isn’t heavy at all. Even its price won’t cause you an arm or leg. 

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Nike Air Max Axis Mid keeps you covered during the cold months

After dropping the low-top Nike Air Max Axis and its premium edition, the Beaverton-based footwear giant introduced the Nike Air Max Axis Mid. Unlike the two other Axis shoes that are suitable for summer, this mid-top kick is meant for winter.

Sneakerheads who have been following the tales of the Nike Air Max family would easily associate the Air Max Axis Mid with the Nike AM98. Some of the distinct characteristics of such a vintage runner are still seen on this offshoot, modernized model. These include the sleek, wavy lines on the sides of the shoe, ghillie lace-up design, and overlays. 

Why snag a pair of Nike Air Max Axis Mids?

  • It's covered with a densely woven mesh and leather overlays to keep the cold air out
  • Amply thickened foam at mid-height collar for support
  • Debossed detailing and colored air bubble on the heel for cosmetic appeal
  • Constructed with the Nike Air sole on the rear side for impact absorption

What’s not found in the mid-top Air Max Axis Mid?

  • Deep lugs making it less grippy on icy surfaces 
  • Waterproofing material like Gore-Tex so there's still a tendency for water to seep through the shoe


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.