Nike Air Max Light EssentialThe Nike Air Max Light is a true classic. Previously known as the Air Max II (because it followed the released of the Air Max 1), the Air Max Light debuted in 1989 and was one of Nike's first running sneakers with a visible Air-Sole unit. Although the Air Max Light has historically been overlooked, the Air Max Light is gaining new fans and popularity with new releases that boast many exciting color schemes.