Verdict from 9 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Air Max 180 High is designed for comfort just like the Nike Air 180, according to some reviewers.
  • Some purchasers like how it has the Neoprene ankle support, which fits well with the shape of the foot.
  • Many users are satisfied with the quality the Air Max 180 High brings.
  • Some experts think that the colorways are versatile in their own way.
  • The Air 180 Hi Ambush has a clean and sleek design that is loved by some fans.
  • Many reviewers note that the Air Max 180 Hi Ambush has a more fashionable yet futuristic look than the Air Max 180

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of purchasers are disappointed with the fabric as it is hard to clean.
  • Some reviewers state that the Nike Air 180 High runs a bit tight around the toe box.

Bottom line

Nike gives a futuristic look with the Nike Air Max 180 High. Its design comes off as a weird but piques the interest for most sneakerheads. Comfort and support still come into play with the high-quality materials the shoe is made. These factors make the shoe worth the purchase, even with its high price.

Good to know

Although labeled as a women's shoe, the Nike Air Max 180 High is a regular fit that comes in both men's and women's sizes. This high-top sneaker provides good ankle support and holds the foot together. Its zip-up closure and pull tab makes the shoe easy to wear. Overall, the shoe provides a good amount of comfort and cushioning while on the go.

The Nike AM 180 Hi Ambush takes on a futuristic look wherein its upper takes inspiration on the construction of the Air Zoom Flight. Its clean and sleek look adds to the futuristic factor making it stand out. For the bottom half, it keeps on the Air Max 180 design giving it a bit of a familiar classic look. 

The zipper closure does not only provide ease in wearing but also allows ease in styling according to the user's preferences. It comes in colorways that are well-matched with a neutral-colored tracksuit.

In collaboration with Ambush, Nike's AM 180 Hi is a fusion of the Air Max 180 and the Air Zoom Flight. The combination of two classic silhouettes brought a contemporary high-fashion sneaker, which gives a sensation of a fully wrapped shoe with all-day comfort.

Ambush first started as a design company that focused on art direction and album art designs. By 2008, it shifted its main focus into becoming a Japanese jewelry line of the same name founded by Yoon Ahn and Verbal. It partnered with a lot of influential brands and designers, including BAPE, Undercover, and Gentle Monster, giving them a name in the industry and well-loved by many.

Around 2015, Verbal and Yoon Ahn became celebrated icons and were listed by the Business of Fashion as two of the Top 500 people who have shaped the global fashion industry. This recognition allowed them to debut Ambush into Paris, granting it more growth and gaining more attention in the industry. The brand also became one of the top 8 finalists for the LVMH Prize in 2017. By 2018, it got its first runway presentation as part of the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo. 

This time, Ambush teams up with Nike for a new and innovative collaboration on the Air Max 180. Hoping to bring comfort and functionality without sacrificing style during a busy lifestyle, they re-imagine the design of this iconic runner and pushing it to greater heights, which eventually led them in coming up with the Nike Air Max 180 Hi x Ambush. This sneaker takes inspiration on the Air Zoom Flight or "The Glove," for its upper while keeping the features of the AM 180 for the bottom half. Nike first introduced the AM 180 High in 2019 with the two colors, black and white, as part of the Nike X Ambush apparel collection.

  • The Nike AM 180 High has a synthetic upper and a contrasting rubber sole.
  • It comes with a red co-branded insole.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com