Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers find the Nike Air Max Thea Print very comfortable. 
  • Most reviewers call the shoe “cute.” 
  • Plenty of consumers have reported that they receive frequent compliments when wearing the kicks, even from strangers on the street.
  • The shoe’s striking colors has got several mentions from buyers. 
  • A few people have reported that the Air Max Thea Print shoe gives decent support. 
  • One person has stated that the Air Max Thea Print is a good alternative for people who love the Nike Free shoes but who need more support for their feet.
  • The shoe is lightweight and is “by far the best gym shoes for training in, running, or standard gym session,” according to a customer.
  • A consumer has stated that this sneaker from the Nike brand is worth every dollar she spent.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many users have complained that the shoe’s fit is narrow.
  • Two reviewers have said the Air Max Thea Print model needs a bit of breaking in.

Bottom line

The Air Max Thea Print is a lightweight casual shoe that will give you all the comfort and support you need, whether shopping, running, or working out. It has a cute style replete with striking graphics in interesting hues.

This graphic print version of the classic Air Max Thea runs on the narrow side. Breaking the shoe in may be necessary for a more comfortable fit.

Facts

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The Air Max Thea Print sneaker has a low-profile, streamlined look that belies the shoe’s running-inspired design. It allows lots of movement for the ankles and feet, making it perfect for physical activities that require fast maneuvers and turns. 

A pull tab in the heel allows for easy on and off maneuver.

This low-top shoe has a minimalist look that looks well with just about anything. Pair it with your favorite jeans, shorts, or leggings, and you’re good to go.

The Air Max Thea Print features the visible Air-Sole unit the Air Max line is known for. Injected Phylon in the midsole gives the shoe a cushiony feel while the Air-Sole unit absorbs shock. A Solarsoft sock liner provides the shoe with an easy feel for every foot strike.

The very first Air Max model was released in 1987. Dubbed the Air Max 1, it featured Nike’s Air-Sole unit but made it visible for wearers to see. This groundbreaking design was well-received by the public and was the start of the masses’ love affair with the Air Max.

Throughout the years, the Nike Air Max collection has released dozens of models and iterations, all featuring the visible air unit that the line is known for. From the iconic Air Max 95s and 97s to the self-lacing HyperAdapt (the real-life Air Mag from Back to the Future II), many of these models developed a cult following.

The Air Max Thea Print comes from this long line of stylish and innovative models. The Air Max Thea was first launched in 2013. The silhouette seems to be a hybrid of the original Air Max and Air Max 90 with a bit of the Nike Roshe Run thrown in. It was an exclusive-for-women model with a bright flash lime colorway. It featured 3M accents on the tongue, a white midsole, and visible Air Max unit at the heel.

The Air Max Thea soon launched in other colorways as well as new iterations including the Air Max Thea Woven and the Air Max Thea Print. The Thea Max Print had the sleek minimalistic look and light weight of a running shoe. It features a textile upper along with leather and synthetic overlays.

  • The shoe has an approximately 1.5” high midsole.
  • There is sufficient padding in the ankle collar and tongue for enhanced comfort.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com