The upper design of the Nike Air Max 95 was inspired from the human body’s anatomy, featuring layered panels that resembled muscle fibers and ribs. The shoe has a slightly high profile that is one you’ll not find at the modern running shoes nowadays. Over the years there have been numerous materials used for the upper construction, with the suede, leather and mesh being most prevalent. While we did not test a particular version for this Nike Air Max 95 review we came across many over the years, like the one pictured in black, red and white. It is a great example of how Nike made these more fit for a warmer season by incorporating mesh as one of the side layers in addition to the top area.
The sole unit of the Nike Air Max 95 features visible Air Max units in the heel and forefront encapsulated by polyurethane material. It was a step in the evolution of the Air Max series, from just an unit in the heel to a full length unit in the Air Max 98 and beyond. The 95 however, compared to the 97 it’s much more comfortable due to the way they were designed. The heel unit was done so it will absorb impact but also balance the cushioning among the chambers to adapt to any pronation. The TPU shank adds stability and a smooth transition to the forefoot where the 2nd Air Max unit is set up in strides, visible on the outsole.For this reason, to this day this sneaker is considered one of the most comfortable classic sneakers. In 1988 Nike used this shoe as inspiration to come up with the Nike Air Max Plus which has a very similar sole unit.
To conclude our Nike Air Max 95 review, this sneaker continues to be one of the most sought for retros out there for a good reason. Aside from its unique, distinctive design it also offers excellent comfort and excellent arch support. While it is no longer a viable option for running, these are great as a day to day casual sneaker, in school or when you want to sport a retro look. There are countless colorways available for the whole family, with the men’s version retailing nowadays for $175.