One of my favorite sneaker collections of all time is the Nike Air Max series. There’s something about that exposed air bubble that makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Air Maxes are some of the most comfortable sneakers I own – they were THE most comfortable, until I tried out the Nike Free. Comfort aside, Air Maxes are the best looking running shoes I’ve ever seen. My personal favorites are 97s, but I also love 1s and 90s. I know the 95 is probably one of the most popular of the bunch, but it’s not one that I’ve ever been a fan of, though I can appreciate why it’s so popular.
Nike just released the latest iteration of the Air Max and I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair. Twenty years ago, when the Air Max made its debut, it was a technological feat, and now, the Air Max series continues to innovate. The Air Max+ 2009 has the infamous air cushion, but it also features two of Nike’s newest innovations: Nike+ and Flywire.
Nike+ allows athletes to measure their progress by monitoring pace, distance, elapsed time and calories burned. Flywire holds the foot in place with ultra-lightweight Nylon fibers. But the best part? It’s a good lookin’ shoe. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my collection of Air Maxes. I may not be counting how many calories I’m burning, but I’ll definitely look good while I’m maxin’ and relaxin’. You can get the Nike Air Max+ 2009 on Nike.com.