When it comes to footwear technology, the single most industry-changing development in the past 50 years is Nike Air. Not only did Nike Air drastically improve the feel of cushioning, but aesthetically speaking, it sent the entire industry in a new direction during the late 1980s. The visualization of technology in footwear has been a staple for almost every brand since then. Nike’s evolution of Air has also been the jumping-off point for new styles for The Swoosh since 1987. From the Air Max line to the more advanced VaporMax, with each new advancement in the technology, new models are created that take on the most advanced form of the cushioning. The latest in that line of Air-cushioned sneakers from Nike is the Nike Air Max Scorpion.
Available early at LUISAVIAROMA, the Nike Air Max Scorpion was made possible through advancements in 3D design software and machine learning. Not only have those advancements made collaboration on design concepts more efficient, but they’ve also specifically allowed the most complex shape to an Air cushioning unit that we’ve ever seen. According to Sneaker News, the Air Max Scorpion also offers the most Air ever in terms of pounds per square inch, aka PSI. Another first that comes with the release of the Scorpion is a new Flyknit system that is better suited to work in tandem with the cushioning system to provide a piston-like effect that should make this one of the most comfortable Air Max models to date. Even with the advancements in tech, the Air Max Scorpion uses 20% recycled content to help Nike move incrementally closer to its sustainability goals.
Look for more colorways of the Nike Air Max Scorpion to be unveiled in the coming months.