Size and fit

The  Nike Air Max 98 Premium is released in men’s and women’s sizing. The shoe’s low-top silhouette allows adequate ankle mobility. It securely locked down the foot with the help of its lacing system.   

With a full-length Max Air unit, this kick offers a responsive ride and excellent cushioning. It has a foam midsole that delivers stability and added comfort. Also, it has a textile and leather upper that provides sufficient foot breathability.

Nike Air Max 98 Premium Style

The low-top Nike Air Max 98 Premium offers a trendy design and versatile style. Depending on the colorways, it can be made of mesh, leather, synthetic or textile materials. 

Like other Nike Air Max 98 shoes, this iteration is trendy enough to match up several outfits for everyday activities and a variety of casual occasions. It looks good with cargo pants, cuffed pants, distressed denim jeans, skinnies, and other dress-down outfits. For a more athletic vibe, track pants or joggers can work well too.

Notable Features

The Nike Air Max 98 Premium is a product of innovation, responding to the call of modern fashion needs. It offers better durability and unique colorways perfect for a variety of occasions. With enough charm, it can jazz up OOTDs. Also, it provides a lightweight feel and responsive ride for everyday comfort.

Nike Air Max 98 Premium History

Following other iconic Air Max sneakers, the Air Max 98 was created by Sergio Lozano. It was initially launched in 1998. It did not experience the same limelight as other Air Max shoes, but it was regarded as among the comfortable footwear for short-distance running. Like the AM 97, it was designed with a visible full-length Air bubble. 

Since its initial launch, it was released in different color variations. Among the popular colorways are:

  • Varsity Royal/Comet Red/Obsidian -  a vintage colorway that pays homage to the Gundam series. 
  • Cargo Khaki/Desert Sand/Bleached Coral/Black
  • Psychic Purple/University Red/White/Black

Other iterations have also been created to deliver better durability and unique colorways. One of which is the low-top Air Max 98 Premium. As the name implies, it uses premium materials, providing better durability and fresh color variations. 

Some of its colorways are:

  • White/Midnight Navy/Metallic Red/ Bronze - released on 5/16/19
  • Black Leopard - released on 3/1/19
  • White/Wolf Grey/Gym Red/Starfish
  • White/University Gold/Black/Teal Nebula - released on 8/4/19

Depending on the colorways, this lace-up sneaker has mesh, textile, or leather upper that offers adequate foot breathability. It has the full-length Max Air unit for excellent cushioning and comfort.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Air Max 98 Premium has a foam midsole that delivers plush cushioning. 
  • It is also available in other variations like AM 98 SE. 
  • It has reflective detailing on the upper.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 98
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Sergio Lozano

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.