Nike is always playing around with its designs and innovating products already out on the self to reach more and more customers. The Janoski Max started as a very light weight shoe combining the Free Run soles with the Air Max bubble. This made it suitable for skateboarding but also gave it a sleek feel that attracted surely more none skateboarders.
Now the shoes have gotten another update. Black on black on black, hence the name 'shadow’ and a mid-top to make it a little streetwear worthy.