ROYALLY REMASTERED Raising the bar on the iconic silhouette, the NikeLab Air Max 90 Royal SP Men's Shoe delivers a premium design. While a visible Max Air unit provides classic cushioning, a deconstructed upper, buffed midsole and leather-wrapped heel are a contemporary upgrade on the original look. NIKE AIR MAX ORIGINS Nike'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.