Training shoes made a huge comeback in 2012, and we saw great releases of classic trainers such as the Reebok ES22 and the Nike Speed Turf along with the Nike Diamond Turf 2. Likewise, we have seen a handful of hybrid style sneakers such as the Jordan Spizike and the Nike Air Max 95 360. Although the Nike Air Max Express is not a classic retro trainer or full on hybrid, the shoe definitely brings you the best of both worlds.
The Nike Air Max Express takes inspiration from a handful of 90’s Nike training shoes, but also has its own unique design aspects that make it a little more up to date than a retro trainer. The midfoot strap closely resembles the strap one the Nike Zoom Turf worn by Barry Sanders. We can also inspirations from the Nike Griffey Max II for the shoe’s midsole, and the tongue has the classic 90’s Air Max logo just like the one used on the Nike Air Max2 CB ’94. The shoe’s Hyperfuse material gives it more up to date performance technology in the form of a lightweight and breathable upper, that makes for a more training friendly shoe all around.
So if you are looking for something with that classic retro feel but with new school design, head over to Finishline.com and check out the Nike Air Max Express. It is available in several eye-catching colorways, and there is certainly a pair that will fit your style.