Who should buy the Nike Air Max Axis

The Nike Air Max Axis seamlessly marries '90s retro running style with modern sneaker standards. The featured product is for you if:

  • You desire to complete a getup that seamlessly transitions from the gym to a chill session with friends.
  • You want to end up with fresh feet after an extended stroll at the park.
  • Receiving praise for something truly affordable is an achievement for you.

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Who should NOT buy it

If you're highly against kicks that develop creases, check out the Nike Air Max 270 instead. Also, there's always the Air Max Plus if you're gunning for toughness above all else.

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Pleasing both inside and out

Almost every user finds the Air Max Axis very comfortable. They also love the fact that the shoe is easy to pair with most casual outfits.

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Air Max Axis: Among Nike's budget-friendliest

The Nike Air Max Axis is a good product offered at an affordable price point.

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An exemplar of supportiveness

A decent number of wearers commend the shoe's multifaceted support. They say it is remarkable for working out in the gym, all-day wear, and walking long distances.

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The Air Max Axis' ventilated shell

This casual sneaker from Nike is mighty breathable, verified purchasers say.

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Questionable overall durability

A couple of reviewers claim that the sneaker doesn’t last very long. Case in point: sneakerheads gripe about how wrinkly the upper gets when the shoelaces are tied tightly.

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Misleading internet images

Online shoppers find its midsole bulkier in person than in photos.

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The attention-grabbing Air Max Axis

Most respondents adore the Nike Air Max Axis' stylish aesthetics. They say getting compliments while wearing the shoe happens on a daily basis.

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The Nike Air Max Axis in history

Sergio Lozano designed the Air Max 98, and it inherited the Nike Air Max 97's full-length visible Air bubble. Although not as popular as its other siblings, the 98 was acknowledged as a great short-distance runner.

The Air Max 98 featured less sleek lines and a bulkier profile compared to its older siblings, which most sneaker fans in that era found unappealing. It debuted in February 1998 at $149.99 and was made available in a sea of eye-catching colorways.

However, by the Fall of the same year, Nike released a more stylish and comfortable version called the Air Max 98 TL, which quickly removed the consumers' attention from the original.

Surprisingly, the Swoosh brand decided to retro the AM98 in 2018, and people seemed to welcome it. Apart from the Air Max 98's retro story in 2018, the vintage runner has also been chosen to be the inspiration for the Nike Air Max Axis.

This sneaker model greatly resembles its predecessor—from the sleek lines on the side to the tongue and lace-up design and overlays. However, the Air Max Axis naturally went the modern route and employed today's latest technology. The sneaker features durable, no-sew overlays for a sleeker upper and smaller visible Max Air cushioning for a more minimal approach.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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Author
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.