As the 2013 is starting to reach it’s summer season and mid way into the year, Nike’s already begun planning on the next years Nike Air Max+ 2014 version.
Here’s a first look at the new upcoming Air Max+ 2014 in five potential releasing colorways. The newer 2014 model will feature a fuller use of the exposed mesh Hyperfuse process and eliminating less use of the TPU supportive paneling above the mesh upper mid-foot base, compared to it’s 2013 processor.
The entire upper mid-foot base showcases a fully 360 degree, no-sew Hyperfuse construction, which also includes the use of the stylish Engineered Mesh. The Engineered Mesh is made up of 90 percent mesh for 360 degrees of breathability, and it’s tightly woven for strength and flex, creating a lightweight fit that bends naturally with the foot. The Hyperfuse process, fuses three different layers of material using a hot-melt process, creating an unusually sturdy footwear with superior breathability. The synthetic base layer material provides a supportive backing, while in the middle, Engineered Mesh provides a lightweight and breathable footwear constructed walls. The third and final top external layer of the Hyperfuse process is made of a Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film, which provides excellent durable support for this fully Engineered Mesh build. This highly innovative Hyperfuse process provides a more consistent fit and almost completely eliminates stitching on the entire upper base construction, to only utilizing the lightest materials to achieve the lightest and most comfortable Air Max 360 running footwear.
While the new Nike Air Max 2014 model may not be utilizing the Flywire lacing system, it will return with the same Nike Air Max+ 2013 mid to out-sole Air Max 360 unit. The newer Air Max unit integrates natural motion in its design, featuring the newly redesign heel-to-toe Nike Max Air 360 runner air unit, which is a lighter, softer cushioning and more flexibility than any previous 2012 and older version. The Air Max unit on the 2014 model’s internal walls were reconstructed and are minimized to encourage airflow, while the internal tubes moves with the foot to provide more flexibility than in previous Nike Air units. The rubber out-sole was also re-designed, which features deep cut-out flex grooves that offers multiple visual exposure to the Air Unit by also eliminates material stress in the underneath forefoot for additional flexibility.
Nike has offered no word on when the new Nike Air Max 2014 is expected to make it’s retail debut, but we’ll keep you posted.