Nike Air Max 270 Review – Pros and Cons

Nike Air Max 270 is known with its distinctive visible Air Max unit created specifically for Nike Sportswear. 

Even though Air Max 270 has been updated with the luxuries of modern comfort, it still features the exaggerated tongue top and heritage tongue logo which are directly inspired by the original 1991 Air Max 180

The shoe is known to have been inspired by two Nike line of shoes with big Air unit, both of which are Air Max 180 and Air Max 93

It is designed as a pure lifestyle sneaker. It features a dual-density foam sole and the large Air Max unit which provide outstanding cushioning for casual and everyday comfort. 

The mesh in the forefront and quarter were created for breathability and ventilation.

  • Textile /synthetic for upper material
  • inner material is textile
  • Outsole: Rubber
  • Insole : Textile
  • Breathable quarter and forefront mesh
  • Lace up closure with four holes
  • Swoosh logo can be found on the sides
  • The 270° Air Max unit in the heel
  • Bootie construction
  • Profile: Waffle


After hours of research, the following are what reviewers think about the Air Max 270 kick.

  • Most users rate the shoe as very comfortable
  • Some users find it comfortable for workout
  • Comfortable and stylish are what many users say
  • Good looking and Comfortable shoe
  • Many users say Air Max 270 is the most comfortable among their Air Max collections
  • Many customers rate Air Max 270 as durable
  • Some people say they love the shoe and are fascinating with the fact that they can design their own color of Air Max 270
  • Lightweight, great cushion and style are what some users say
  • Many customers think Nike did a great job with the shoe
  • A customer say he was worried about the negative comments on the shoe but still bought it and think it is one of the best sneakers he has ever had.
  • Many users say they love the comfort, aesthetics, breathability, stability and durability of the shoe.
  • Majority recommend Nike Air Max 270
  • A user says, “Bright, comfy, and stylish. I couldn’t rate these trainers better, can be a bit difficult to put on at first but once they loosen up they are easier.”
  • Some users complain that the shoe is not durable, and the sole started peeling off after few weeks
  • Few users say the shoe is not very durable for workout or training but think it might be okay for casual wear
  • Some customers think the shoe is awesome but might not fit well for people with wide feet
  • Few users are not happy with how the sneaker’s tongue is designed. The say it makes them feel uncomfortable when putting it on.
  • Few reviewers say the opening is too tight especially for people with bigger feet



Some people find customers rating as a helpful hint when trying to buy a shoe. The following is the chart obtained based on research done on customer rating of Air Max 270.

Rating Breakdown from Foot Locker

  • The average overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 – result from Foot Locker
  • The average overall rating is 4 out of 5 – result from Nike official site

A Quick Video

A Brief History of Nike Air Max 270

Nike Air unit was first featured in Nike footwear in 1978. Nike Air Max 1 was the first line of Air Max shoes to feature visible Air-Sole unit in its heel which enables fans to not only feel the comfort of Air unit but also see it. 

Three years after the Nike Air Max 1 was introduced in 1987, Nike Air Max 90 was debuted with larger visible Air window. Air-Sole unit is one of the features that made Air Max shoe famous when it was first introduced and it is still having the same effect today.

The modern and sporty elegance of this distinctive sneaker has attracted the attention of many sneaker fans over the years. 

There are many users of Nike Air Max 270 shoe that already bought and reviewed the products more than once. The Air Max 270 can be found in different styles and colourways.

Bottom Line

The Nike Air Max 270 is known to be the first of its kind because it is Nike’s first lifestyle Air unit shoe with the balance of Air Max 180 and Air Max 93. 

The shoe was built to withstand wear for an active lifestyle. It has a fantastic quality, comfort, fitting, lightness and good looking design which make the price what it is. 

You should also bear in mind that people with wide feet feel the shoe is too narrow and therefore buy the one that is half a size bigger than their normal shoe size.


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4 comments on “Nike Air Max 270 Review – Pros and Cons


Hi stephen,
i have been following the content on your website lately and i really find it informative that’s why i left this comment in order to show my appreciation for your work.

Thank you so much


Hi Stephan,
I will show your article to my husband,his an avid fan if it becomes to sport shoes.
thanks for sharing this.

Jeff frenton

Worst golf shoe I’ve ever had!! Who makes a shoe that has a tongue that is attached all the way up.???? I have narrow feet and still can’t get them on!!!


I guess they’re just trying different styles. Some people prefer to order at least half a size up.


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