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FAST LOOK, LIGHTWEIGHT FEEL
The Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit Women's Shoe updates the classic runner for everyday wear while keeping its signature speedy look. A Flyknit upper and cored-out Ultra sole provide flexible, lightweight comfort.
Flyknit yarns integrate areas of breathability, stretch and support where you need them most, conforming to the shape of your foot for a comfortable, lightweight feel.
The Ultra sole is cored out in targeted areas to reduce weight without sacrificing durability. It combines with a Max Air heel unit for excellent cushioning.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper. This unprecedented precision maximizes performance while reducing the material waste of traditional cut and sew by an average of 60%. The equivalent of six recycled plastic bottles are used in every pair of Flyknit shoes, saving millions of pounds of material from reaching landfills.
NIKE AIR MAX ORIGINSNike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in the late '70s. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort— suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.