The long-awaited and highly anticipated Nike Air VaporMax is now available in Australia at Nike.com, Hype DC and Footlocker. The release marks 30 years of Air Max and after over 7 years in the making, the pinnacle of Air is the epitome of performance meets style.
Back to Running Roots
Running is being redefined with the new Air VaporMax and with a brand new midsole and outsole, Nike has made a leap into the Future of Air. With a flexible Flyknit upper atop a radically reinvented Air cushioning system, the Nike Air VaporMax reignites the Air Revolution, delivering a sensation underfoot that seems to defy gravity.
Running has also never looked so sleek and stylish, with the VaporMax maintaining the street style Air Max is so iconic for.
Innovation in Design – An Engineering Masterpiece
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.
Upper – The Flyknit Upper integrates precise support and reduces the overall weight of the shoe
Midsole – The new Nike air geometric system doubles as an outsole and allows extra air directly underfoot
Outsole – Integrated lugs for extra traction
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.
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by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme