Nike’s Air Tuned Max has begun its triumphant return, reintroduced as a retro model this year for the first time since 1999. Now, Nike is making up for lost time with plenty of new colorways, like this “Grey Navy” look, coming soon.

When the Nike Air Tuned Max was first introduced in 1999, it was the pinnacle of the brand’s various Air technologies combined with other essential running properties into one. The mixed material construction, featuring mesh, synthetic leathers, and plastic TPU caging, made for one of the most comforting yet high-performing running shoes of the era, and has since become a legend amongst Nike heads not only for these traits, but for its elusiveness over the past 22 years. Now, the Swoosh has revived the storied model, introducing a handful of new colors along the way, like this Grey/Navy look that surfaced online this week. The look begins with a soft grey mesh base for the upper, before layering on the webbing-like structural piece in black, and finally, bold navy blue synthetic leather.


Nike’s next new color scheme of the Air Tuned Max has not yet been announced for release, though the clean “Grey/Navy” look is expected to launch sometime in the coming weeks. The new Air Tuned Max will be available from both Nike and select retailers, with a price tag of $170 per pair. Check out the official image below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.

UPDATE 5/9/22Nike’s Navy Blue colorway of the retro Air Tuned Max has finally hit the brand’s (digital) shelves, where they are currently available in a full size run. The fresh color scheme comes with the usual price tag of $190, alongside a number of other options.

Nike Air Tuned Max
Release Date: 2022
Color: Grey/Navy
Mens: $180
Style Code: DH 4793-400

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