Stylist Notes. The Air Max 98 has never been a subtle trainer. The shoe boasts a multi-levelled wave design and full-length visible Air unit creating the shoes instant success once they hit the streets. 20 years from their initial release the shoe now fuses together premium materials with an eye catching upper. The 98 has subtle 3M trimming whilst the signature Max Air technology cushions your stride. Finished off with a durable rubber outsole at the base the trainer ensures reliable traction with every step.