Size and fit

The Nike Air Metal Max runs in men’s sizing. The upper contains a combination of breathable material, including a perforated detail on the side panels. A padded collar is also added for extra comfort. For ultimate comfort and stability, the right amount of Air Max air unit is incorporated. 

The kick also features a full lace-up closure system to secure an adjustable fit.

Nike Air Metal Max Style

Nike brings back one of the most understated kicks back in the ‘90s, the Nike Air Metal Max. Since chunky kicks are hot fashion in the modern craze, the brand did not just bring back the OG colorway but a flurry of new ones. One can definitely choose the perfect color palette that suits their style. With its sleek and classic details other than its bold sole, one can make a statement while wearing it. 

Although the sneaker is only available in men’s sizing, women can surely sport a go-to street style look with it on. The Nike Air Metal Max can work for many casual occasions; just pair it with a rolled-up or ankle-length pant and some plain tee and one can flaunt a laid back casual look.

Notable Features

The return of the Nike Air Metal Max is perfect as it meets the modern trend. It features a synthetic leather upper and a combination of the suede toe cap, which can withstand scratches and scrapes and is very durable. The slide slits do not only appear stylish but also provide breathability on feet. The kick is a combination of comfort and fashion.

Nike Air Metal Max History

Starting the day of the release of the first Air Max, Nike’s innovation on creating sneakers has never stopped. Although the brand enjoys the significant popularity of the line, some models seem not to catch the attention of most people.  

Originally released in the mid-’90s, the Nike Air Metal Max became part of the Nike trainers at the time of its peak. It re-issued in the early ‘20s, but like some other models, it never reached the heights of popularity at that time. 

However, as dad sneakers take the streetwear and high-fashion by storm, many brands have released their own version of it. As for Nike, they have the Nike Air Metal Max to return and daze most sneakerheads with more excellent colorways.

Additional Info

  • Features Nike branding on the pull tab on the heel counter. 
  • The mesh tongue includes Air Max branding.
  • Has white rubber outsoles that complete the look. 
  • The side slits reveal reflective mesh. 


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