Featured Nike Air VaporMax

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  1. bdrake823

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    Nike Air VaporMax

    "The Nike Air VaporMax is an engineering masterpiece: the purest Air cushioning system ever." - Mark Parker

    When the original Nike Air Max debuted in 1987, it was the first shoe to showcase a large, visible Air-cushioning unit. In 1995, the Air Max 95 evolved the technology by placing an Air unit along the entire sole. Incremental steps followed, and now Air Max builds upon its nearly 30-year legacy with a leap: the Nike Air VaporMax, which pays off the full promise of Air — to provide lightweight, consistent cushioning that lasts.

    The breakthrough came courtesy of new technologies that allow the Nike VaporMax Air unit to act as a standalone outsole. Where previous Air units had to be insulated by a secondary rubber layer for protection and improved durability, new innovation allows designers to incorporate the Air and exterior layer into one holistic VaporMax Air unit. And where previous units needed to be shaped with inflexible structural areas, the new unit can independently maintain its given form, with elasticity.

    The former innovation allows additional Air to be integrated into the unit while the latter allows for more extreme Air geometries that enable designers to place even more Air directly underfoot. Together, these capabilities wholly eliminate the need for a traditional foam midsole.

    By shedding the weight and bulk of a foam layer, the new midsole achieves greater flexibility and spring without compromising structure, while also reducing weight and waste. And by placing the upper directly on the VaporMax Air unit, a pillowy sensation and greater energy response are produced.

     
    On the Nike Air VaporMax, the Air unit is paired with a Nike Flyknit upper that integrates precise support and further reduces the shoe’s weight.



    First Release in March

    March 26

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    Early Prototypes

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  2. ultralightbeam

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    Intrigued.
     
  3. Swolemeats

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    crazy, love the colorblocking
     
  4. jinkazama

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    WOW! those are pretty dope
     
  5. carolinakickg

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    Crazy. Love it.
     
  6. notasneak

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    These look absolutely nuts! Like you're walking on ice cubes or something.
     
  7. jqqqqq

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    These look insane! Definitely look comfortable.
     
  8. runninghead

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    Wow these look nice, Definitely looking forward to. Best max since the 09
     
  9. adamus

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    trying so hard to catch up to adidas

    but im intrigued
     
  10. heshua

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    These are crazy. They're also hideous. Nike is supposed to be about crazy and innovation though so bravo Nike.
     
  11. bdrake823

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    Catch up to adidas? Pretty sure you got that backwards. adidas has been trying to catch up to Nike for years. Their boost tech is pretty good I'll admit but they still have a long way to go. 
     
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  12. stick

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    Said this in another thread but the uppers on these are amazing. Looks like an upgraded Flyknit Racer.

    The midsole/sole sucks though, aesthetically speaking. I wonder what the comfort level is like.
     
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  13. jazzy

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    Damn these are fresh
     
  14. doxen5703

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    Nike's gonna be handing out vouchers left and right for these. :lol:
    But I'm very impressed with this model and everything else unveiled today. :smokin
     
  15. bdrake823

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    Dang unless its a typo Nike says Spring 2017
     
  16. GrizzlyAnimal

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    I wanna try these on
     
  17. rawdawg34

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    Very nice
     
  18. macmanmike

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    Release date.?
     
  19. al audi

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    wonder how much they will cost?:x
     
  20. phillishoes

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    I need more colorways to surface, I like the idea of simply air but I hate translucent things yellowing.