The sole also is not flat like the majority of shoes. Instead, it features strategically-placed lugs and a Waffle outsole that Nike says allows for optimal traction, durability and cushioning.We often say at Nike, the buyer decides," said Nike spokesman Derek Kent. "The consumer response to the Nikenike air max shoes?2009+ already been phenomenal."For my entire life, I've run in Saucony shoes instead of even considered Nikes. After three test runs in an airplane Max 2009, I came away that isn't thought that I've never been in shoes that made it so straightforward for me heading to the asphalt.