adidas zx 500 Let’s Start Our Journey of Nike Air Cushion
The former Nike air cushion was formed in a resilient synthetic rubber layer which formed by pouring the air gas into a resilient synthetic rubber under a high pressure. Air Sole was a “mean” air cushion, which had a balanced performance in the cushioning ability, stability performance and reaction speed performance. Until today, this air cushion is in a wide application range among the series sports.
Visible Air Sole: This kind of air cushion was made the Air Sole into a visible type, such as the heel portion of the AIR JORDAN 3 was used this visible Air Sole. Being regarded as the transitional form between Air Sole and Max Air, Visible 180 Air Sole can perform a good damping force and a perfect visible impact.
Air Max was launched in 1994, with an initial form of the U shaped, and then developed into multi sealed chamber Air Max and the trachea shaped Tube Max Air. It had a multi interval, multiple pressures, low pressure zone pressure 5PSI, high pressure zone pressure 25PSI. Air Max cushioning ability was very strong, can provide appropriateness protection to your feet and your knees, but may cause the loss of machine power. This air cushion was widely used in various types of running shoes and basketball shoes.
The only 4 8mm thickness air cushion Zoom Air was an air cushion by using a three dimensional fabric to keep its flat shape, and not it would turn to a ball shape, with the air pressure of 20PSI. The damping effect with an excellent sense of site sensitive rebound effect and excellent acceleration, Zoom Air was widely used in extensive outside basketball shoes (such as FLIGHT series, the AJ series), and speed of running shoes (such as Air zoom Miler). Visible Zoom Air: The external visible Zoom Air was with greater capacity and better cushioning performance.
Turnes Air cushion was a hemisphere shape cushioning system which can provide a maximum force protection, stable and comfort foot feeling, the most eye catching place was that its variable hemisphere shape shoe body can changing the air pressure according to its demand. The PBAX thermoplastic material used in the TN Air cushion has the advantages of a fast reflection, rubbing, and lightweight, flexible and suitable feet feeling under the appropriate shoes thickness, with a hemispheric body pressure of 20PSI and a cushion pressure of 5PSI.
The total Air: This kind of air cushion can be regarded as the larger version of Max Air palm, with 1.5cm extra length in the fore palm. Total Air Foamposite Max, namely “Steel”, was the most typical example of Total Air Cushion.
The mid sole mechanical cushioning system was composed by the special highly elastic foam materials (advanced PU materials) damping elastic column, and double TPU trays. SHOX used in the basketball and running shoes were with different roles. SHOX system can provide perfect damping performance, but people who are under the weight of 70kg can not have obvious feeling, and this system is widely used in all kinds of sports shoes. IMPAX was the SHOX simplified version, which did not adopt the columnar bottom, and as an alternative, the horizontal punch technology was being used to achieve the effect of damping and stability.
IPS was developed specifically by Nike for the new damping technology of Air Jordan XX, by using 20 pieces Phylon material with different density, thickness, size and location, made the relatively independent and organic complexes cylindrical shock absorber.