Are you ready for the Nike Air Max Solo? The next chapter in the Beaverton sportswear brand’s Air Max dynasty, it’s a futuristic trainer that’s inspired by the past. First introduced in the summer of 2023, if you’re thinking of adding a pair to your collection but you’re not entirely sure where to begin, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this guide, Captain Creps will be covering everything from the overall design of the Air Max Solo, all the way to the sizing and fit and so much more. So keep reading to find out everything that you need to know!
The Air Max Solo bears a striking resemblance to Tinker Hatfield’s Air Max 1, just with a chunkier silhouette. Working on top of a mesh base, it’s overlaid by buttery suede panels that’s giving us 1995 Air Streak Lite vibes. To the sides, you’ll find an oversized Swoosh, and additional branding adorns the ribbed heel badge, which pays homage to the legendary Air Max 90.
In general, like most Air Max shoes, the Air Max Solo fits true to size (TTS). Wheb you compare it to old school models like the Air Max 97 however, it’s significantly wider and roomier. This means that sneakerheads with wider feet will find these particularly comfortable – something that we’ll speak more about next.
In 1977, NASA aeronautical engineer M. Frank Rudy pitched the idea of fitting an air bubble onto a running shoe. While other brands like Adidas were unsure about this, Phil Knight took the risk, and, well, it obviously paid off.
Air has been the industry leader in midsole technology for almost five decades. The Air Max Solo’s unit is a slightly modified version of 1991’s Air Max 180. So, is it a comfortable trainer? Without a shadow of a doubt.
While the Air Max Solo was indeed inspired by track shoes from the ’80s, we wouldn’t recommend running in them. They’re extremely comfortable and supportive for sure, but compared to traditional running silhouettes, they’re on the chunkier and heavier side. This means that even jogging can end up being a bit of a chore.
With all that said, the Air Max Solo is one helluva lifestyle sneaker. So if you’re looking for a shoe that you can rock all day, everyday, this should definitely be on your radar.
While the Nike Air Max Solo isn’t available to buy just yet, it’s expected to be one of 2023’s most popular trainers. Inspired by Air Max 90, Air Max 180, Air Streak Lite, with a healthy dose of Air Max 1 sprinked in, it’s crafted from a premium combination of mesh and suede, and sits on top of a chunky Air midsole that’s as comfortable as it gets. So, if you’re thinking of adding the Air Max Solo to your collection this year, just follow Nike’s world-famous company slogan and… Just Do It!