We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the wearers share their overall satisfaction with the Nike Air Max2 Light SE when it comes to comfort and style.
  • Numerous buyers describe the same level of comfort it possesses along with the other Nike Air max models.
  • Runners and sneaker aficionados agree that the construction on this kick is of high quality.
  • Several purchasers mention that they are able to wear this trainer for basic exercises and long walks.
  • The style and design, according to a few users, allow them to match it with any outfit easily.
  • Many reviewers note that the design on this retro model exudes style.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some individuals state that the AM2 Light SE feels stiff and hurts the feet when worn.
  • A couple of users quip that the forefoot runs slightly narrow.
  • Several reviews state that the in-person Swoosh color looks different from the picture on the site.

Bottom line

Possessing the many details of its predecessor, the Nike Air Max2 Light, it is no wonder that this particular version is something Nike fans and non-fans alike will want to cop. Having a much toned-down color scheme gives the Nike Air Max2 Light SE a sleeker and clean-looking silhouette.


Joining the growing line of Nike’s running-inspired models, the Nike AM2 Light SE is exclusively available in women’s sizing only. Most reviews suggest grabbing this in half a size up for those who have wide feet. With the predominant colors of grey and white, men can also opt to cop this sport-inspired shoe. It is best to thoroughly review the site’s sizing chart for a more accurate pick.

Making this a more comfortable model than its predecessor is the plush terry lining on the insole and the surrounding heel and tongue.

Edgy, wavy patterns coupled with toned-down gray and white hues and hits of pastel purple or sea green comprise the design of the Nike Air Max2 Light SE, which allows for unlimited outfit options.

  • Wearing a V-neck, white tee tucked into a muted fuschia cotton twill shorts, a khaki-colored fanny pack, a baseball cap, and a pair of AM2 Light SE in Vast Grey/Metallic Platinum/White/Purple Agate on feet is a nod to the ’90s. The era when the first AM2 Light was released.

While the parent model of the Nike Air Max2 Light SE features a perfect mix of leather and mesh upper, this special edition version is predominantly constructed of leather all throughout except for the toe box, which is covered in mesh. 

Visible Max Air unit under the heel provides a bouncy and cushiony feel that cater to varying levels of air pressure. Soft terry fabric lines the insole, heel, and tongue for that extra comfort. 

Reflective hints are visible through the Nike heel branding, looking transparent under light along with the Nike Swoosh lace dubrae.

The Nike Air Max2 Light SE comes from a lineage of Air Max Lights. The first Nike Air Max Light was introduced in 1989. 

While Nike’s air technology has already stamped its innovative prowess to the sports community, Nike decided to up the ante by introducing a four-chambered Air Max unit, which features two different pressure systems - 25 psi and 5 psi - within one Air unit.

The outer chambers possess 25psi for a more solid and firm cushioning, while the two interior chambers with 5psi for that added bounce.

Nike AM2 Light was launched in 1994. Light because it was an ounce lighter than its predecessor but still carrying the same four-chamber Air Max unit, but the midsole was comprised of phylon foam.

  • Sneaker fans also call the Air Max2, Air Max Squared.

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.