As time gets closer to Memorial Day Weekend, savvy shoppers are beginning to hunt for their ideal summer staples from Nike. Sneakers designed for lightweight comfort, like those in the iconic Air Max Family, are great options for action-packed days. Offered in styles for both men and women, new footwear releases from The Swoosh include retro-inspired features as well as brighter color palettes to match the warmer weather ahead. Nike is also innovating its most popular summer styles through environmentally-friendly touches and advanced technologies for ease of wear and comfort.
To welcome the incoming summer months, we curated a list of new Nike footwear ideal for updating your seasonal wardrobe. Designs include vibrant colorways, futuristic silhouettes, functional features and a few understated options.
The new Nike Air Max Pre-Day sneaker applies the popular deconstructed look to its running-inspired aesthetic. The Sail-colored upper includes multicolored paneling in Mint Foam, Light Madder Root and Black to infuse a sense of a glitchy, futuristic style. Similar to other offerings in the Air Max family, this design features a new Air window to show off its signature cushioning. Additionally, the shoe is constructed with at least 13% Nike Grind -- material made from recycled manufacturing scraps and pieces from post-consumer shoes.
The Nike Waffle One exists at the intersection of heritage running sneakers and street-ready footwear. Its construction includes a durable plastic heel clip and a spring midsole that's perfect for lasting comfort during long walks. Offered in a neutral-colored mix of Light Chocolate, Vapor Mauve, Coconut Milk and Natural materials, the Nike Waffle One will match many of summer's nature-inspired fashion trends. To keep things feeling light, these sneakers are also made from a transparent mesh and soft suede materials.
After making a splash on social media for its innovative design, the Nike Go FlyEase is ready for people who want to quickly get in and out of their sneakers. The futuristic construction of the shoe is reinforced with multicolored paneling sporting Light Army, Black and Summit White details. By lifting the heel, the Nike Go FlyEase expands to allow you to simply step in and wear. The shoe is sure to upgrade summer routines and is best for those with limited mobility or those who frequently move between indoors and outdoors.
Warmer weather also brings opportunities to incorporate basketball-inspired styles into your footwear rotation. The Nike Air More Uptempo '96 introduces a bold silhouette with an expert level of ankle protection. These sneakers also include Max Air cushioning, which provide the shoe with a chunkier visual effect and extreme comfort. Offered in a simple White and Black colorway with Photon Dust and Vast Grey details, this variation on the Uptempo design will surely upgrade both athletic and lifestyle looks.
The Nike Blazer is a great footwear option for bold streetwear fits, especially when paired with shorts during the summer. The Blazer Low Jumbo iteration is marked by an oversized Swoosh in eye-catching colors -- these sneakers bring comfort as well as vibrant flair. The construction of the Blazer Low Jumbo sneakers remain the same as the original blazer model, with visible foam on the tongue and plush details at its collar. For those looking for a durable design to get them through the season, the Blazer Low Jumbo is a tried-and-true option.
The Nike Air Max 90 is an iconic warm weather staple easily identifiable by its eye-catching panels, classic Air bubble and timeless low-cut profile. They're perfect for wearing with summer bottoms like mesh shorts or tapered trousers. Built with comfortable Max Air cushioning, these sneakers are designed to last through all-day adventures. There's also a Waffle sole and stitched overlays that give these sneakers a retro-inspired aesthetic. Available in a wide array of colors, the Air Max 90 in Iron Grey and White feels especially appropriate for easy, casual days ahead.
As a newer addition to the Air Max line-up, the Air Max Terrascape 90 introduces a more environmentally friendly option through materials that are at least 20% recycled content. The Black colorway has details in Lime Ice, Anthracite and Dark Grey to make them suitable for outfits in both urban and natural settings. There's also a subtle grid pattern on the shoe's upper for a contemporary feel. The speckled detail at the sneaker's cupsole is also constructed from Nike Grind, which is made from recycled scrap material.
As shoppers prepare their summer wardrobes, the new sneakers featured in this round-up can be purchased by heading to Nike's website.