Flywire, leather, and mesh are not present on all Nike running shoes such as the Nike Air Max 2003 that uses a high-tech carbon-based fiber material on the upper. At first it may be difficult to understand why Nike eliminated these three major shoe components but later on the shoe itself explains.
As Nike desired to develop another running shoe breakthrough, a Japanese company, Teijin was called for assistance in the creation of a completely new shoe that makes a distinguishing aspect in Nike’s running line. Teijin suggested a material used by automobile interiors to be the prime element for the upper. The high-tech material is waterproof in nature and a breathable. This led to the birth of the Nike Air Max 2003, an extensive running shoe that was engineered to battle against the elements of nature as an addition to the Air Max family.
To hold the upper in place and to extend full sole support, the Nike Air Max 2003 uses a full length Max Air unit. It was the first shoe to not have any foam in the midsole which later built the idea of the Nike Air Max 360 release which boasted a foamless midsole but 360 degrees of Air Max cushioning.
Appearance wise, the Nike Air Max 2003 comes in a sleek form with a profoundly perforated upper and a futuristic heel panel. The Swoosh appears in varying setups, mostly in a color that contrasts the upper. Oftentimes, the Air Max 2003 uses the same inner liner color and outsole. The multi-spiked outer sole is the shoe”™s primary tool for superior traction. However, Nike preserves the original construction which perfectly endows satisfaction to the running society.
Similar to the other Nike sneakers, the Air Max 2003 was retroed as part of the History of Air pack and was even made available for customization on the NikeiD program. Up to now, Air Max ’03 still makes it to the edge.