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    Nike VaporMax
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4084-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4084-100
    • $81
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4084-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4084-001
    • $99
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DC4112-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC4112-100
    • $79
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DC4112-003
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC4112-003
    • $62
    Nike Air Vapormax 2021 Flyknit DC4112-002
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC4112-002
    • $74
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DB1550-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DB1550-100
    • $89
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DB1550-006
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DB1550-006
    • $139
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DB1550-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DB1550-001
    • $73
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4086-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4086-001
    • $148
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DB1550-007
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DB1550-007
    • $115
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DQ7626-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DQ7626-001
    • $167
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DJ9975-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DJ9975-001
    • $118
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4088-600
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4088-600
    • $82
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DC9394-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC9394-001
    • $128
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus 924453-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • 924453-100
    • $145
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus 924453-009
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • 924453-009
    • $169
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus  924453-004
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • 924453-004
    • $155
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DM8337-600
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DM8337-600
    • $147
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4085-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4085-001
    • $93
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4084-003
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4084-003
    • $78
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DH1063-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DH1063-001
    • $122
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DC9454-500
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC9454-500
    • $49
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DB1550-102
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DB1550-102
    • $190
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus 924453-401
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • 924453-401
    • $130
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DZ4440-800
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DZ4440-800
    • $118
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DX3720-200
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DX3720-200
    • $136
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DX3367-700
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DX3367-700
    • $190
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DX1784-300
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DX1784-300
    • $159
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DV2198-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DV2198-001
    • $190
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DV2119-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DV2119-100
    • $124
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DQ8588-800
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DQ8588-800
    • $115
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit  DQ7633-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DQ7633-100
    • $125
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DQ4695-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DQ4695-001
    • $95
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DQ4688-300
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DQ4688-300
    • $214
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DO5874-700
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DO5874-700
    • $107
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit  DO5852-900
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DO5852-900
    • $110
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DM8121-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DM8121-001
    • $129
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DM0025-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DM0025-100
    • $155
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DJ9975-600
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DJ9975-600
    • $150
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DJ5189-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DJ5189-001
    • $239
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit  DH4090-002
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4090-002
    • $195
    Nike Air Vapormax 2021 Flyknit  DH4090-001
    • Nike
    • Air Vapormax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4090-001
    • $125
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DH4088-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4088-001
    • $69
    Nike Air Vapormax 2021 Flyknit DH4085-400
    • Nike
    • Air Vapormax 2021 Flyknit
    • DH4085-400
    • $135
    Nike Air VaporMax Plus DH0279-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax Plus
    • DH0279-100
    • $239
    Nike Air VaporMax EVO NRG DD3054-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax EVO NRG
    • DD3054-001
    • $133
    Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit DC9454-001
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
    • DC9454-001
    • $102
    Nike Air VaporMax EVO DC9113-100
    • Nike
    • Air VaporMax EVO
    • DC9113-100
    • $91

    Air VaporMax

    When Nike’s Air technology was first introduced, it was hidden inside the midsole, but in 1987, an innovation through a small window was revealed on the Air Max 1. Then, in 2006, the foam in the midsole of the Air Max 360 was completely replaced with air, and in 2017, the Nike VaporMax was released, bringing people as close to the feeling of floating on air as they could get in a pair of sneakers.

    While the VaporMax tends toward simplicity, the mold for its sole took an incredible fifteen attempts to perfect, and the shoe itself seven years to develop. It would involve two key members of Nike’s staff, starting with Cushioning Innovation Designer, Zach Elder, who spent three years working on the cushioning system. Then, Tom Minami was brought in to create the upper and complete the design. All this time and effort would prove to be worth it as years after the project began, Nike was finally presented with a shoe that was the culmination of its Air technology—a brand new system which fused the groundbreaking full visible Air sole directly to the upper.

    This complex sole consists of more than 39,000 components. During production, each VaporMax sole is put through its paces with a rigorous testing process to ensure each and every one comes out just right. Those that don’t make it through are broken down before being repurposed into new soles, so everything is recycled.

    The finished Nike VaporMax sole is entirely unique, containing a series of TPU lugs that work like tiny pistons alongside air-filled rubber pockets located at carefully chosen high-stress points on the bottom of the shoe. As the wearer’s step pushes down on the sole, the lugs squeeze upward into the rubber pockets, which soak up the pressure, distributing it evenly across the sole. When the foot is lifted up off the ground, the pistons spring back so that all of the strain and tension collected in the airbags is released, giving a supremely comfortable bouncy feel to the step. It is this system which puts the Air VaporMax in a class of its own.

    The technological achievements and translucent, pillowy aesthetic of Elder’s Air sole design are perfectly complemented by Minami’s elegant upper, with both aspects combining to give the impression of running on a cloud. The original VaporMax release featured two similar colorways. One was the Pure Platinum, a simple, chic version, while the other had the same base color but also incorporated bold University Red elements. Both designs had a naturally grooved upper made from Flyknit material and included Nike’s innovative FlyWire lacing technology, which secured the foot in place. The ultralight thread was seamlessly connected to the Air Max sole with the use of essential materials only, making the shoe incredibly lightweight and flexible. This was indicative of a larger streamlining process which sought to give the sense that you are actually walking on air.

    In addition to boasting the kind of cushioning any runner would want, the Nike VaporMax has been massively popular outside of running circles. This is because it offers the perfect balance of performance and style. Its initial success was also boosted by collaborations like the one between Nike and Comme des Garcon, which debuted in October 2016 on the Paris Fashion Week runway, giving the sneaker great exposure. An early release followed for Air Max Day on 26th March 2017, before Nike brought out more models later that year and beyond. It is a telling timeline which suggests Nike envisaged the Air VaporMax as a truly modern sports luxe shoe.

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