WALKING ON AIR. The Nike Air Max 270 ISPA is inspired by 2 icons of big Air: the Air Max 180 and the Air Max 93. It features Nike’s biggest heel Air unit yet for a supersoft ride and a rubber outsole in targeted high-wear areas for durability. Benefits Synthetic and textile upper gives comfortable support. Max Air unit offers cushioning and comfort. Rubber outsole provides durability and traction. Shown: Black/Dark Stucco/Total Crimson/Anthracite Style: BQ1918-002 Nike Air Max Origins Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.