Who should buy the Nike Air Force Max CB

The Nike Air Force Max CB might benefit you if:

  • A shoe with a reliable grip on various surfaces is what you are after.
  • You love footgear with a 90s retro vibe.

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Profile of the Nike Air Force Max CB

The Nike Air Force Max CB combines standout design and premium comfort with its nubuck upper and Max Air cushioning. Its supportive construction and lightweight midsole deliver comfort all day long.

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Cushion. The Nike Air Force Max CB comes with a lightweight foam midsole and 180-degree Max Air cushioning at the heel. The foam midsole delivers responsiveness while the heel Max Air unit provides impact protection.

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Traction. This mid-top Nike basketball shoe's durable rubber outsole lasts even if used outdoors. The rubber outsole comes with a herringbone traction pattern that provides increased grip on a variety of surfaces.

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Length and Width. According to several online retailers, these Nike basketball shoes fit true to size. They suggest ordering your actual size when purchasing the Nike Air Force Max CB.

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Lockdown. Aside from its traditional lace-up system, the Air Force Max CB also boasts an adjustable midfoot strap that keeps the foot locked in place. The criss-cross straps lock the foot down and secure it onto the footbed.

These Nike basketball shoes also feature an internal cleatie that delivers a snug and secure feel and fit.

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The Nike Air Force Max CB’s upper is constructed with a combination of leather and synthetic that delivers long-lasting style and comfort.

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Although not an OG, these mid-top basketball shoes still come with their signature criss-cross straps and 180-degree Max Air unit. Various Nike branding complete the Air Force Max CB’s unique aesthetic.

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Special Colorways of the Nike Air Force Max CB

Touted as Sir Charles Barkley’s first signature basketball shoe, the Nike Air Force Max CB returns in a fitting Phoenix Suns-inspired colorway. Listed below are the available colorways of these classic Nike basketball sneakers.

  • Black/Court Purple/Team Orange/White ‘Phoenix’
  • Black/Metallic Gold

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Force Max
Signature: Charles Barkley
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Force
Colorways: Black / Grey / Red
Special editions: One special edition
SKUs: 616761003 / AJ7922001 / AJ7922003 / AJ7922004 / CJ0144600

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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.