Nike Air Max 1 EMHere is a whole new Nike Air Max 1 featuring "Engineered Mesh," which is stronger, provides more ventilation, and is lighter than traditional mesh. The Air Max 1 was originally released in 1987, and is the first Nike model to reveal Nike's Air Max technology. This "EM" edition also has Duromesh accents, leather heel/Swoosh, and maintains the same classic design.