Nike Air Max Light

Air Max Light

The Nike “Air Max Light” (aka “Air Max II”) was the second Air Max to bring a Maximum-Volume Heel Air-Sole Unit. While the color of the original laces will depend on the pack / colorway / release, the OG shoelace style and sizing is the same across all. The Air Max Light come equipped with standard, flat bodied cotton / poly blend laces, generally between 45 and 54 inches (137 CM). If you prefer to wear your laces untied, we recommend going with a slightly shorter, 50 inch shoelace – it’s a better fit for laid back styles.

SneakerAir Max Light / II
Lace typeFlat
No of Eyelets6
Lace size54 In / 137 CM


Popular Colorways

Air Max Light DP Royal Blue

Dp Royal Blue

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JD Sports Exclusive

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Cool Grey


​Depending on your personal style, tastes and preferences, you could swap out OG laces with a variety – below are some of our favorites. Also, be sure to check out our 15 favorite lace swaps for Air Maxes.

1.Gold tipped “ROPE” laces

2. Black “FLAT” 3M laces

3. White / grey “FLAT” 3M laces

4. Red x Black “ROPE” laces


Released in 1989, right in-between both the AM1 and AM90, the Air Max Light (aka the Air Max II) will go down in history as a great follow up to such a clean and refined design like its predecessor, the Air Max 1. As the name suggests, the second-gen edition also loses weight by changing the midsole foams to a lighter polyurethane in the heel and phylon in the forefoot, with thermoplastic straps added for strategic support. BRS1000 waffles made the outsole more durable and a variable-width lace system allowed for multiple cinching options. Despite being a nice design packed with technological advances, the Light has always had a low profile within the Max franchise. This is a sad reality, as the Light seems to not garner as much attention as some of its other brethren. However, it still remains a rare and must have item for any real sneakerhead collection.
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