It's official: The Air Max 720-818 is ready for lift-off. It's taken decades of testing and preparation, but by fusing the iconic Air Max 98 and the innovative Air Max 720, Nike's designers have created an interstellar footwear vessel that's suitable for moonwalking—whether on Earth or the actual moon.
For the MX-720-818, the AM 98's classic upper is re-tooled with a streamlined space-age upgrade. Taking design cues from retro astronaut suits by using a Metallic Copper nylon, all-round quilted stitching also nods to the vertical stitch lines of the original AM 98. Internationally recognisable (even from space) Air Max branding on the tongue keeps the heritage of the design in mind, while the AM 720, with the tallest Air unit to date, brings the all-new silhouette into orbit.