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Nike Air Max Plus 2: Tweaked and tuned retro kick

While the legendary Air Max Plus (aka Nike TN) took the headlines in 1998, the sequel with the same tuned air sole didn’t earn the same star quality. Perhaps, time wasn’t on the side of the AMP2 on its debut run in 2000 as another Swoosh series was stealing the spotlight, the Nike Shox.

These kicks feature a suspension fork-like cushioning on the heel, a digression from the Air Maxes, and Tuned Air saga. Decades later, we get a fresh glimpse of the underrated AM Plus 2, tweaked in a sleeker form.

What’s new?

  • The modified Air Max Plus 2 has a smaller air bubble on the heel and toe, making it more pliable and maneuverable than the original TN 2 version.
  • A combination of nubuck and mesh gives the comeback edition a sleeker appearance than the OG pair. 
  • Crisp detailing of toe-to-heel reflective 3M panels makes it pop in the dark.
  • Gradient wavy lines still give it a distinct look among its more famous siblings: the ribbed patterned Nike TN and Air Max Plus 3. The retro version comes in more electrifying color options.


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