LEGENDARY CUSHIONING AND COMFORT The Nike Air Max 1 Essential Women's Shoe is made with premium materials for style and durability, plus iconic Nike Air cushioning for comfort and impact protection. Benefits: • Combination leather, suede, synthetic and textile upper for durability and a comfortable fit • Full-length polyurethane midsole with visible Air-Sole unit in heel for maximum cushioning and impact protection • Rubber Waffle 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 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort. Suddenly they could see it. And just a few years later, the next-generation Nike Air Max 90 became a hit with both athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations, lightweight performance and a cushioned ride.