Size and fit

The Nike Air Max 720 Horizon runs true to size and is available in men’s US sizes. Women can size down to 1 ½ size. It has a waterproof full-length bootie upper made of Gore-Tex caged in a TPU frame where the lace-up closure runs through and keeps it snug and secure. It’s lightweight cushioning and soft inner sleeve gives it a great in-shoe feel.

Nike Air Max 720 Horizon Style

The Nike Air Max 720 Horizon is a high-cut sneaker that comes in a Gore-Tex upper in a full-length bootie with a Chelsea-boot-inspired collar. It has a rubber outsole with an aggressive traction pattern design for durable grip across any surface on any weather. It’s perfect for winter and wet conditions with its waterproof upper that keeps the foot warm and dry and durable outsole that provides traction. 

Sitting on top of Nike’s tallest Air unit to date, it will keep the foot cushioned and comfortable for long hours of wearing. TPU clip on the midsole stabilizes the foot with every stride. It has a lace closure that runs through a lightweight TPU frame giving it snug and secure fit. 

The Nike Air Max 720 Horizon takes design cues from technical winter jackets and colorways inspired by Oregon’s highest peak. It’s a lightweight, durable, and high-performance shoe with a unique boot silhouette and sleek TPU frame that will catch people’s attention.

Notable Features

The Nike Air Max 720 has winter and utilitarian elements new to the Air Max 720 line. From the outsole to the upper, it is a winter-weather-ready sneaker. It has an aggressive traction pattern on the outsole that provides grip on any surface even in wet conditions. Lightweight cushioning and inner sleeve give it a comfortable in-shoe feel. A synthetic toe tip adds durability. Nike’s tallest Air unit to date, the 720 Air unit that runs the length of the shoe for unparalleled underfoot cushioning for comfort and support.

Its made of a waterproof Gore-Tex and synthetic upper in a full-length bootie that hugs the foot like a sock and keeps it warm and dry in all conditions. A lightweight TPU frame that cages the upper from the heel to the forefoot and lace-up closure provides a snug, secure fit. A high TPU clip on the midsole enhances stability and gives extra support. Heel and tongue loops allow users to slide in the high-cut sneakers with ease. 

It has reflective details on the toe box and a reflective strip that runs from the tip of the shoe up to the tongue bearing an Air Max type branding.

The Nike Air Max 720 Horizon comes in 5 colorways:

  • Black/Vast Grey
  • Black/Iron Grey/University Red/White
  • Summit White/Vast Grey/Gunsmoke/Chalk Blue
  • Off Noir/Laser Orange/Teal Nebula/Cosmic Grey
  • Mystic Navy/Chalk Blue/Game Royal/Obsidian

Nike Air Max 720 Horizon History

1987 was the birth year of the Nike Air Max lineage, showcasing visible air in sneakers for the first time. Created by legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield, it began as an experiment in cushioning and soon became an icon on the track and the streets. He was inspired by the Parisian building Centre Pompidou and its inside-out architecture. The running-inspired lifestyle shoe Air Max 1 featured the first-ever visible Air unit and it paved way for the popularity of air-cushioned sneakers. 

The bold move of displaying the air bubble unit at the heel was a completely opposite idea of the trend at that time to make the air cushioning hidden keeping it from being punctured and look structurally weak and not durable. But the creative and genius legendary designer persisted and the iconic silhouette featuring a visible Air unit lives until today. 

Over the years, it’s been re-imagined and re-tooled but the iconic Max Air unit heritage always remains. Released in 2019, the Nike Air Max 720 was designed by Dylan Raasch and Jesi Small of Nike Sportswear. It featured the tallest Air Max cushioning unit to date and offered more air that runs the full length of the sole. It came in nature-inspired colorways and a nature-inspired design with the air cushioning unit comprised of 70% recycled wastes from manufacturing processes. It also features an airbag ring that supports the huge air cushioning giving it a bouncier and buoyant feel.

The Nike Air Max 720 sneakers are the latest lifestyle and casual Air Max sneakers offering in the market. The evolution of the brand since Nike Air technology started in 1979 has made a lot of Nike’s major footwear models a hit and it created a lasting impact for the company in the footwear industry. Up to this day, the Nike Air technology has remained consistent in giving lasting comfort and great cushioning with their signature visible Air unit. It has become an icon for the street-style culture and one of the most well-known running shoes of all time.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Air Max 720 Horizon features Nike’s tallest Air Max unit to date.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 720
Style: Sporty, Futuristic, Chunky
Top: High
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 720
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Dylan Raasch

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