On 21 January 2006 Nike launched the Air Max 360. A revolutionary shoe design that utilized Max Air through out the shoes midsole (NO MIDSOLE, JUST AIR). Traditionally, running shoes have used cushioning systems combined. Foam midsoles generally last for about 500 miles before their shock absorbing properties deteriorate.
In Septembers of 2006 Nike introduced a special ‘one time only pack’ which fused the 360 model with three classics. The three shoes used were the Air Max 90, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97. For this special release, the revolutionary design of the 360 sole was used in place of the normal sole of the three classics. The shoes were released in the three original color ways which are red for the Air max 90, green-yellow for the Air Max 95, and grey-silver for the air max 97. Like other Air Max releases, deluxe editions were also produced. These deluxe editions included a new material and a different color way. For this release the deluxe edition uses premium brown chocolate leather. Included in the release of this one time only pack, four clerk designs were also chosen to be used.
The use of ‘360’ of air cushioning ensures the shoes longevity. This is the logical conclusion to the Air Max story.