Nike Air Max Deluxe

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8.7 score
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The Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes are a blast from the past, using Nike’s air bubble design from the 70s and the silhouette from the Air Max Deluxe from the 90s. Customers did not appreciate the loud colorways and busy designs of the shoes when they were first released, but that is not the case almost 20 years later. Customers love the plethora of color options and the fantastic look and design of the shoes. There is a style and design for everyone, whether you want loud and fun colors or a low key design, the Nike Air Max Deluxe shoes have you covered. They may have a slightly higher price tag than you may want to pay but once you put them on you will fall in love. Many customers have commented that they have purchased these sneakers in many colors because they could not just pick one. The shoes are very comfortable and durable, people do not mind spending a little bit of extra money to buy a pair of shoes as great as these. Whether you are looking for an everyday casual shoe or something to wear while running or at the gym, the Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes have you covered.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Responsive ride
  • Plethora of colorways
Cons
  • High price point
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes is made out of durable rubber that is made to last. The pattern on the bottom of the sole is designed to make sure that you get great traction when you are out for a run or just on your feet all day.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes is made out of foam with the Max Air technology which cushions your feet and keeps them comfortable all day long. Nike's air technology is their innovation that uses pressurized air in a flexible and durable membrane to give you cushioning that is not only comfortable but lightweight as well. The midsole gives you a responsive ride and fantastic shock absorption.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Nike Air Max Deluxe is made out of textiles and synthetic leather materials to keep them durable and supportive. They come in a wide variety of colorways that customers love. The shoes have an adequate amount of ventilation which customer like because it can help keep them cool and dry when they are on the go.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes are considered to be a pair of lightweight sneakers. There is, unfortunately, not a whole lot of information available on what the exact weight of these shoes is, but reviewers agree that they are lightweight. It is important when running to find a pair of sneakers that are not going to weigh you down. You would not want to be in the middle of a run and feel like your shoes are holding you down. This is especially true if you are doing any kind of long-distance running or running for speed. You will not have to worry about the weight of these running shoes holding you back and slowing you down.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

When it comes to sneakers, it is important to find a pair of shoes that are going to give you adequate ventilation. You want air to be able to flow freely into your foot chamber to help keep you both cool and dry. The air can get into the shoe to help cool you down and a breathable shoe will allow your sweat to evaporate more quickly and allow it to escape your shoes, leaving your feet dry and healthy. The Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes seem to have a decent amount of ventilation to them which runners will enjoy.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Nike Air Max Deluxe running sneakers are extremely comfortable. The midsole has Nike's full-length Air-Sole which makes sure your feet stay well cushioned all day. There are air pocket integrated into the cushioning of the sole to keep your feet cozy and happy all day long. Customers appreciate the cushion under their feet after a long day, whether they are running or are just on their feet for work.
Style
Style

Style

Customers seem to really like the look and the style of the Nike Air Max Deluxe running sneakers. These sneakers are available in both men's and women's versions and come in a plethora of colorways so there is something out there that will best fit your style and personality. Many customers have been known to purchase more than one pair of these stylish shoes just so they can have them in more than one color. Some of the fun colorways that you can choose from include Habenero red, metallic silver, blue force, enamel green, pure platinum, cargo khaki, and blue force. There are just so many fun color options to choose from that it is hard to pick just one.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes seem to be fairly durable. The construction of the upper, made out of textiles and synthetic leather, is built to ensure durability while still staying relatively lightweight. The blown rubber of the outsole and the Air-Soles of the shoes also work together to make sure they are not going to suffer from any premature wear and tear. You can rest easy knowing that these sneakers are going to be able to withstand the repeated beating into the pavement they will receive when you are out running mile after mile, day after day.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes offer a couple different features to give you a decent amount of protection when you are out on the run with these sneakers. The design and materials that make up the midsole offer you fantastic shock absorption which lets you run with decreased risk of injury or discomfort to your joints. The outsole of the shoes helps protect your feet from objects you may come into contact with when you are out running or walking, keeping the bottoms of your feet protected.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes give you a very responsive ride when you are out on a run and customers love that about them. When you are running, your feet will sink into the soles of your shoes. In the case of these sneakers, the midsole if full of compressed air pockets that your feet will sink into. With each step, the sole will bounce back to its original shape which will then propel you forward into your next step. This is known as energy return. You will save some energy with each step you take because the shoes are helping you move forward. That saved energy can then be used to help you run faster and longer. Customers love the little spring in their step they get when running or walking in these shoes.
Support
Support

Support

Support is important in any pair of shoes, but if you are going to be on your feet all day or doing any kind of training, you are going to want something that is going to give you the support that you need. That being said, the Nike Air Max Deluxe sneakers will give you what you need to keep you safe and comfortable when you are wearing them. The lacing system helps to keep your feet locked into place so you do not have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding around inside your shoe, or your shoes falling off of your feet midrun. The slightly bulky design of the shoes also helps to give you some support by giving you a more stable platform to stand on.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes are mostly considered to be road running shoes. These are perfect for those who are doing a lot of running on more flat and non-abrasive surfaces, such as roads, paved paths, indoor or outdoor tracks, or treadmills. These sneakers are also perfect for those who are doing a lot of cross-training and spending some time at the gym. If you are thinking about veering off the beaten path then you may want to consider a different pair of shoes, as these do not have the protection and support that is recommended for trail running or hiking, but if you are sticking to gyms and roads then these are going to be perfect for you.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to purchasing anything, including running shoes, it is important to remember that you are making an investment and as such, you can expect to spend a little bit of money up front. If you invest your money wisely and purchase a good quality pair of shoes that are not going to suffer from premature wear and tear then they are going to last you a good long while and you will not have to worry about spending the money again any time soon to replace them. That being said, the Nike Air Max Deluxe seems to be a fairly good investment. You are going to be paying a bit more than you probably want to on a pair of sneakers, but these are going to last and you will not have to spend that money again for a while. The MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of the Nike Air Max Deluxe sneakers rings up at $180 but as is with most things this day and age you can generally find them much cheaper somewhere online. The price tag may not be within a budget-friendly range, but many customers purchase more than one pair due to the wide variety of color options, but they are happy with their purchases and would recommend them to their friends, family, and fellow runners.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Traction is important in any kind of shoe, especially ones that you are going to be wearing while you are doing gym training or going out for a run. The traction of the Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes is fantastic. You can rest easy and not have to worry about your shoes causing you to slip and fall which can cause potential injury. These sneakers can hold quite the grip and keep you safe.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is important when it comes to running shoes. You want to allow your feet to have the freedom to move around as naturally as possible while still giving you the support and protection you need from a shoe. You do not want to have your feet feel like they are in a prison and not be able to move them. The Nike Air Max Deluxe running shoes give you the flexibility you need when you are running and customers appreciate that about them.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Nike Air Max Deluxe shoes are considered to be a neutral pair of running shoes and as such, they do not offer the stability that some runners may need. If you are one of the thousands of runners around the world who need a stability shoe due to overpronation or supination problems then you are probably going to want to consider a different option for your running needs, as these will not give you what you need. However, if you are a runner with a neutral gait then these sneakers are going to be perfect for you. Another thing to note is that these shoes do not offer a whole lot in the way of arch support so if that is something that you will need help with then it is recommended that you purchase additional inserts or insoles that can help in that area.
Drop
Drop

Drop

When you are talking about the drop of a pair of shoes, you are simply referring to the measurement of the incline of your shoes. In other words, it is the difference in how far off the ground your heel is when compared to your toes. There is, unfortunately, a dearth of information on what the exact drop of the Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes is, but we can assume that it is within the average range. An average pair of running sneakers generally has a heel to toe drop of between 8 mm and 12 mm with a majority of them falling in at the 10 mm mark.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Rubber outsole for great traction
-Foam midsole with Max Air cushioning
-Synthetic and textile upper construction
-A plethora of color options
-Extremely responsive ride
-No premature wear and tear
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

After a nearly 20 year hiatus, the Nike Air Max Deluxe athletic shoes resurface and customers have fallen in love all over again. They are an overall great pair of running shoes, they come with Nike's signature Air-Soles to make sure your feet stay comfortable and they are sure to give you that little spring in your step you would expect from a great pair of Nike's. If you do not mind spending a little bit of extra money and you are looking for an all-around good pair of athletic shoes that come is a lot of fun colors then you have come to the right place.