Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $150
  • Special editions
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Fit & Sizing

Just like the other variations of the Air Max Zero, reviewers say this low-top Premium edition fits true to size. Those who prefer a more relaxed, comfy, and loose fit, might want to consider getting a size higher since this premium AM0 is made with an inner bootie construction that tends to be close-fitting. There are more varieties available for the men consumers with sizes ranging from 6 to 15 US than for the women with sizes obtainable in 5.5 to 11 US.

Nike Air Max Zero Premium Style

The body of the Air Max Zero Premium is assembled with an arrangement of mesh, textile, and faux leather overlays. The textured upper splashed with solid tones and built with a lightweight construction is not hard to mix with various cuts and shapes of casual clothes. It is best worn with a sock that is not visible around the ankle collar, or better yet sockless.

Notable Features

Apart from the visible Air cushioning unit in the midsole that is a desirable feature of each Air Max design, the Air Max Zero Premium stands out with the use of high-grade materials found on its upper. Added to this is the modern techniques and tooling used in its production.

The top is covered with a retro aesthetic layering of leather, mesh, and textile. The midsole is made with varying degrees of densities offering protection and cushioning to the feet. The outsole is carved out not only to reduce the overall weight of the shoe but to enhance its flexibility.

Nike Air Max Zero Premium History

Three decades after Nike introduced the Air Max 1, the first model in the series that displayed the trademark Air bladder in the heel area of the midsole, the Swoosh brand unveiled the Air Max Zero. A considerable hype is built around this release as it is said to be The One Before the 1.”
 
Initially, the Air Max Zero was conceptualized by Nike’s most famous designer Tinker Hatfield back in 1985. However, apparently, Nike was not equipped in realizing its futuristic concept. Hatfield’s blueprint was kept in Nike’s vault giving way to a more doable Air Max 1. Nearly 30 years later, designer Graeme McMillan and the Nike Sportswear Design team were tasked to come up with a revolutionary shoe in time for the second celebration of the Air Max Day on March 26, 2015.
 
McMillan and his creative team brought life to Hatfield’s pre-Air Max 1 concept. By incorporating the advanced technologies developed by Nike through the years, this 1980s futuristic shoe concept gets its most updated form and eventually its share of the limelight, branded as the Air Max Zero. It was a milestone project for the Swoosh brand when the Air Max Zero was unveiled in 2015 as it coincides with the 30th year of the Air Max.
 
The first release of the Air Max Zero has a form-fitting mesh upper construction made of a monofilament yarn. The attempt to keep its structure streamlined and minimalistic is evident in the absence of a toe tip layer almost similar to the 1985 Nike Sock Racer and integration of synthetic overlays on the upper.
 
Creating a new twist to the previously released AM0 iterations, the Swoosh label comes up with the Nike Air Max Zero Premium. This version has a belt of leather across the upper which replaces the commonly seen synthetic fused material in earlier models. This silhouette kept returning on the shelves as Nike continues to come up with upgrades and new wearable colorways.

Additional Info

  • The upper construction of the low-top Air Max Zero Premium offers support and breathability.
  • Premium sneakers under the Swoosh brand are assembled using superior quality materials.
  • The injected unit sole (IU) midsole foam together with the Air unit in the heel offers cushioning and shock absorption.
  • The rubber outsole compound placed in the heel and toe areas provides notable traction.
  • The waffle pattern at the bottom of the shoe has deep flex grooves that foster natural movement.

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