Nike Air Max Plus 2: Tweaked and tuned retro kick

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Shoe logo

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.

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Side

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.

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Midsole

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.

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Laces

What’s new?

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Outsole

  • 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. 

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Toebox

  • 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.

Nike Air Max Plus 2 Collar

Facts / Specs

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

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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.