The Air Max Axis borrows various specifics from the 98 and melds them into a modern package. Distinct features like the perforated lines on the side panel, a smaller Swoosh, ‘AIR’ lettering on the lace hoops, and the unique tongue shape are all present. Upping the shoe’s tech cred, Nike have opted for a lightweight synthetics and breathable mesh upper for comfort and breathability.
Airheads will notice the difference in bubble size. The 98’s Air unit extends throughout the sole, while the Axis features a reduced bubble-butt on the heel. The byproduct of the downsize is a very friendly RRP of $160 USD.
Feast your eyes on these colourways and hang tight, as there’s no official release date just yet. We expect them to drop soon on Nike.com, so we’ll keep you posted.