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The Nike Air Max Triax 96 has a well-padded upper made out of mesh and synthetic overlays offering comfort, mobility, and breathability to the foot. Its lacing loops system also grants a secure and customizable fit. This low-top sneaker is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

The Nike Air Max Triax 96 shoe takes inspiration in the classic running silhouette. It still has the iconic shape and simple details that were well-loved back in the 90s. This classic OG comes in various colorways like the Deep emerald and the Racer blue that are great to match with a casual look such as a shirt or a hoodie for the upper and some shorts or trousers for the bottoms.

One feature that makes the Air Max Triax stand out from the rest is its visible Air unit. Back in the mid-90s, it was popular for the Air Max units to be oversized and have a full-length. Yet, the Nike Air Max Triax 96 has a slightly smaller Air unit which still features superb comfort and cushioning to the foot.  

Nike Air Max is a well-loved collection that has come a long way. Its history traces back in 1979 with the Nike Air Tailwind. This pioneered the idea of infusing air into the cushioning of the shoe. Seeing the benefits of Air technology, this revolutionary idea was implemented in other models that cater to sports like basketball and eventually to fashion and lifestyle. 

Pushing to better the shoe technology, it was with Tinker Hatfield’s idea which gave birth to the Air Max series. His idea was to design it in a way that the Air units were visible. The first model was the Air Max 1 which was released back in 1987. The Air Max was seen as a groundbreaking design that allowed more experiments to progress both Nike’s shoe line design and technology. It eventually evolved into an icon not just on the tracks but also on the streets as more models were released. 

Recently, Nike has re-released some of its classics. One of the silhouettes with the Max Air units is the Nike Air Max Triax 96. Though this OG sneaker was first introduced in 1996, it has returned back to the market with some updates. It continues to sport its retro look and shape which is still seen as a favorite even today. Its Air unit grants excellent comfort and support on the foot making it perfect while on the go.

  • The Nike Air Max Triax 96 comes with anatomical arch supports.
  • It has reflective heel details.


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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.