The Nike Air Max shoe uses a large air cushioning unit at the heel which is visible from the side of the midsole in most models. Different types of Air Max cushioning include "Air Max2" which does not have the "holes" in the cushioning unit and is of high pressure, "Tube Air" which is visible in several small circles on the midsole of the shoe, "Total Air" which is basically just another word for full Air Max cushioning, "Tuned Air," which is a system of individual pods supposedly "tuned" to different areas of the foot. Air in the early 1990s which was visible through the bottom of the shoe (although smaller portions of Air units are visible through the bottom of many Air Max models) and another type of Air cushioning is the low profile and very responsive "Zoom Air."
Air Max Light,Originally released in 1989 as the Air Max II, the Air Max Light is a running shoes intended as a successor to the Air Max. It weighed less than the original, achieved by replacing the forefoot polyurethane midsole with one made of EVA foam. Re-released in 2007, the Nike has continued to release additional colorways.
Air Max 90,Known as the Air Max III until 2000, when it was reissued taking its name from the year of its launch year. The original colourway of white/black/cool grey with infrared was chosen to exaggerate the thickness of the sole air cushion. Air Max 95,The visual design of the Air Max 95 was based on the human anatomy, with the spine of the shoe resembling the human spine and the materials intended to represent skin.
According to a 2007 tabloid newspaper study of the UK Forensic Science Service's database of footwear, the Nike Air Max 95 was "criminals' No 1 choice" in footwear. The product was referenced in the hip hop song "Hate It or Love It" by The Game, which was a worldwide top 10 hit in 2005. Also referenced by rappers Gucci Mane in the hit single "Bricks" and Waka Flocka Flame on the track "Head First" in his 2009 mixtape, "Lebron Flocka James".
Air Max 360, On 21 January 2006 Nike launched the Air Max 360, a new shoe design that utilized Max Air throughout the shoes midsole. In September 2006 Nike introduced a special 'one time only pack' which fused the 360 model with three classics. The three shoes used were the Air Max 90, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97. For this special release, the design of the 360 sole was used in place of the normal sole of the three classics. The shoes were released in the three original colors: red for the Air Max 90, green/yellow for the Air Max 95, and grey/silver for the Air Max 97. Like other Air Max releases, deluxe editions were also produced. These deluxe editions lasted for about 500 miles (800 km) before their shock absorbing properties deteriorated. The use of '360' of air cushioning is meant to ensure the shoes longevity.
Nike Zoom LeBron X,Released on September 22, 2012 for the Nike+ model, and on October 10, 2012 for the regular model, this model featured the most advanced Nike technologies, including the Hyperfuse upper, Dynamic Flywire that was seen first in Nike's Hyperdunk 2012, the first time in Nike Zoom's history, a full-length Max Zoom unit, Nike also incorporated Nike+ Basketball system from the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk+ 2012. Such technological advances had the price increased, from $170 to $180 for the regular model, $290 for the Nike+ model with Nike+ Sportpack, and $200 for the Nike+ model without Nike+ Sportpack. Rumors spread months before its release, notably during the 2012 Olympic Games held in London that the Nike+ model had a $315 price tag. The most notable colorway is the EXT "Cork" with an upper made of cork material and premium leather. A post-season model released on April 20, 2013 for the Nike+ model and on April 27, 2013 for the regular model. Retail price for the Nike+ model is $280 and $260 for the regular model.