WAVES OF INSPIRATION. The Nike Air Max Deluxe SE brings back the Air Max 99, refreshed with a rippled design inspired by sound waves. The design washes over the upper, while an iridescent heel tab shines by the full-length, multi-window Max Air unit. Benefits Multi-window Max Air unit cushions every step. Iridescent heel tab adds shine. Wave-inspired design flows across the upper. Details closely follow the original Air Max 99 design. TPU paneling provides midfoot support and helps secure the fit. Shown: Black/Bright Crimson/Anthracite Style: AO8284-001 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.