Nike Air Max2 Light

by Henrik Buzzi


Just like throughout 2018, Nike have started 2019 in similar fashion by re-releasing retro models for the first time. Consumers saw the Air Max 98 ‘Gundam’, Air Max Deluxe silhouette and Air Jordan III ‘Mocha’ return for the first time respectively. The Nike Air Max2 Light originally released in 1994 as an updated look from its predecessor of the Nike Air Max2 offering a “lighter” version. This span across between the materials to the overall cut of the silhouette but keeping the aggressive design on the upper.

Like its predecessor, the Air Max2 Light offered a technical four-chambered Air Max unit which featured two different pressure systems (25 PSI and 5 PSI). The combination between the two pressure systems optimised firm cushioning on the heel as well as giving a softer bounce. In addition, the Air Max2 Light presented a toned down element as opposed to the Air Max2 with the cut of the model being shorter as well as the midsole however, it still kept the vigorous aesthetic through the overlays on the upper. Almost 25 years later it returns in a University Gold colorway. Combined with mesh, nubuck and leather on the upper. A Flash Crimson Swoosh and Racer Blue hits on the tongue and outsole complete the classic silhouette. Coming soon at selected retailers such as Footpatrol.