Nike Air Max Axis Mid keeps you covered during the cold months

After dropping the low-top Nike Air Max Axis and its premium edition, the Beaverton-based footwear giant introduced the Nike Air Max Axis Mid. Unlike the two other Axis shoes that are suitable for summer, this mid-top kick is meant for winter.

Sneakerheads who have been following the tales of the Nike Air Max family would easily associate the Air Max Axis Mid with the Nike AM98. Some of the distinct characteristics of such a vintage runner are still seen on this offshoot, modernized model. These include the sleek, wavy lines on the sides of the shoe, ghillie lace-up design, and overlays. 

Why snag a pair of Nike Air Max Axis Mids?

  • It's covered with a densely woven mesh and leather overlays to keep the cold air out
  • Amply thickened foam at mid-height collar for support
  • Debossed detailing and colored air bubble on the heel for cosmetic appeal
  • Constructed with the Nike Air sole on the rear side for impact absorption

What’s not found in the mid-top Air Max Axis Mid?

  • Deep lugs making it less grippy on icy surfaces 
  • Waterproofing material like Gore-Tex so there's still a tendency for water to seep through the shoe

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max Axis
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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