After much anticipation, Nike has finally pulled the wraps off its latest sure-to-be-sold-out-quickly pair of kicks, the Air Max 720. Sneakerheads will salivate over its bigger-than-ever airbag, which wraps entirely around the length of the sole. You’ll also love that new heel unit, which Nike says is the latest in Air history.
The Air Max 720 is the tallest model to date, measuring in at 38mm. What that means is that this model offers the most spring of any silhouette in the Air Max family due to the biggest heel volume displacement.
Let’s talk about that color. Utterly beautiful. Nike has had more experimental Air Max models before, surely. However, none of them was as majestic-looking as this one right here. It’s easy to see why these kicks look so cosmic: Apparently, Nike drew inspiration from the Northern Lights for the model you see above, and another model based on the Milky Way shares this galactic motif. Nike didn’t forget to come back down to Earth, however: There’s a model inspired by lava flows, and others by sunrises and sunsets. We simply can’t wait to see those.
It’s worth noting that these kicks are comprised of 75% recycled manufacturing waste. This was done as part of Nike’s aim of delivering a more sustainable future for athletes in mind, and the belief that there should be no trade-off between lightening our environmental footprint and improving performance.
There’s no word yet on pricing and release date, but expect details to surface in the coming months.