Since first introducing its eye-catching Air Max 720 in February, Nike has used the shoe’s bulbous cushioning unit in several alternate fashions, the latest result of which is the winter-ready Air Max 720 Horizon. Apart from the recognizable midsole, the Horizon also offers a durable construction and unique detailing, making for a Max that’ll get the wearer through even the most inclement weather.
Arriving in three colorways that draw from the sky’s morning-to-night transition above the peak of Mount Hood — Oregon’s highest mountain — the 720 Horizon’s design is inspired by highly technical winter jackets. The shoe’s 5/8 cut upper boasts GORE-TEX construction and a cut-out plastic overlay that reaches from heel to forefoot, offering colorful contrast on the black pair and tonal detailing on the navy and white pairs. A higher-than usual heel clip provides extra support, and the outsole is beefed up as well with a ridged traction pattern designed to tackle slippery terrain.
Elsewhere in the Nike universe, they’re gearing up to re-release the classic Air Max Plus 3 from the early ’00s, and have also readied a new “Oatmeal” colorway of the Air Fear of God 1.