The Stefan Janoski Max by Nike. Part of the AW16 collection and part of the SB collection! This is an intriguing step forward for Nike, blending attributes from the signature SB design, then fused together with Nike's Air Max/Free technology to create an innovative hybrid for skating. Stefan Janoski is widely renowned for his skating ability, proven with his signature shoe... To begin with, a one-piece construction provides durability, whilst light padding throughout locks the foot firmly for responsiveness, comfort & protection. Combining this design with the Air Max sole unit provides maximum impact protection, absorbing energy & using it to respond quickly. Whilst towards the front of the sole, the Nike Free flex grooves help provide control and direction more naturally, supported by the flexible upper. Also the support of the Air Max signature bubble props the heel of the foot slightly higher for a better, more responsive skating stance. Perforations keeps the trainers breathable. The step forward in the future of skating footwear, the Stefan Janoski Air Max blends innovative technology & materials to perform. There is definitely something about these compared to the older designs. We love them.