STREAMLINED LOOK. SOFT CUSHIONING. The Nike Air Max 1 VT Men's Shoe updates a running icon with a molded VAC-TECH upper for durability and clean, aerodynamic style. An Air-Sole unit in the heel provides the soft, comfortable cushioning that made the original famous. Benefits: • VAC-TECH construction for durability and a streamlined look • Phylon midsole with visible Air-Sole unit in the heel for lightweight cushioning • Rubber outsole for traction and durability Nike Air Max OriginsNike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in the late '70s. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.