Like the Nike Air Max Sequent 4, the rubber outsole is integrated into the Nike Air Max Sequent 4.5 as well. This one-piece outsole provides excellent protection when tackling different paved surfaces. It also delivers long-lasting efficiency against the possibility of wear and tear. 

Along with the rubber material is the updated outsole pattern. Nike added this feature to provide more flexibility without sacrificing the running shoe's durability. As a result, a more natural foot movement and smoother ride are experienced by the user. 

The U-shaped Max Air unit foam is used in crafting the shoe. This unit lies in the heel area to deliver excellent underfoot cushioning and bolder look while maintaining a fresh and cool feeling with every stride. With the utilization of the air-filled structure, the user can experience softer landings that boost the responsiveness of the midsole unit. 

Lying in the high-wear area, these rubber pods are featured in the shoe. These pods are used in the running footwear for added durability.


The signature Air Max midsole material is integrated into the shoe. This material is usually present in some Nike running shoes. This is essential in providing maximum cushioning during the running session. It is strategically designed to hold impact forces from the possibility of having an injury and underfoot damage.

In making the material, Nike utilizes the "blow-molding" technique. This procedure pumps the most amount of air while making sure that the Air Max unit's structure is not weakened. With the use of dual-pressure cushioning, the material and the rest of the platform is protected. The Air Max is crafted to lessen and prevent the dangerous effects of running impacts and forces without sacrificing the overall performance of the runner. This method focuses on providing rearfoot stability through the U-shape figure, which can be seen up to the outsole of the shoe.

Together with the Air Max cushion is the Injected Phylon (IP) midsole. The Phylon is described as a bouncy material that provides the right amount of responsiveness for a more efficient and springy ride. This component of the shoe is vital in delivering lightweight cushioning. As a result, added comfort is enjoyed by the user.


Utilized in making the running shoe is the mesh and synthetic upper. The primary purpose of this is to deliver lightweight breathability. This is significant in keeping the foot healthy and fresh from start to finish of the running activity.

Featured in the lower rand is the coated mesh. This material is focused on adding durability to the platform without compromising its lightweight structure.

Along with the coated mesh is the taping around the entire upper. The main goal of this is to provide durability to the running shoe as well.

Lying on the forefoot is the branding, which includes the mini Swoosh design trademark. At the same time, the "AIR MAX" logo is placed on the tongue tab. Both are utilized to add to the chic and attractive design of the Nike Air Max Sequent 4.5.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking, All-day wear / Jogging
Material: Mesh upper

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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