Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire, past and future

Innovation is a key aspect in a field as competitive as the sneaker scene. Brands compete to be the best in step cushioning, breathability, fitting to the foot, etcetera.

Intending to place themselves at the top to technology applied to retro-running, Nike surprised us a few days ago with a very special reissue of their most classic model: The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire.


With the classic lines of the Air Max 1 as a reference, brand new materials have been used in the manufacture of the upper and midsole, inspired by the Nike Zoom Moire released in 2008.

The upper is completely seamless thanks to the three heat-fused layers, which we came to know as Hyperfuse technology. Thanks to this technology, the resulting material is more durable than synthetic leather.


Another worthy feature of the upper of the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire are the perforations along the whole surface, small circular holes that make the sneaker completely breathable.

It wasn’t only the upper that was treated with a restyling. The midsole has been joined to the sole in one only part, conforming what Nike has called Ultrasole Unit.

One detail that has remained unchanged from the Air Max 1 is the visible air chamber, which helps with impact absorption with each step.

Nike introduces several colourways I review below, we begin with our men’s models:

The first Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire come in Challege Red and Summit White, after the original colourway.


The second colourway perfectly blends black and white, with a flawless result.


Thirdly, two shades of blue covers both the upper and the midsole of these Ultra Moire. These two blues are Midnight Navy and Obsidian blue.


Now let’s take a look at the colourways Nike used on the WMNS Ultra Moire models for women.

Black and white cover the upper of these Nike WMNS Air Max 1 Ultra Moire.


To wrap it up, Game Royal blue is the color chosen for the whole upper of this second Nike WMNS Air Max 1 Ultra Moire.


Do you feel like trying the comfort and lightweight of the Ultra Moire? Get your pair at our Nike store :).