The Air VaporMax represents a new era in Nike innovation. “It’s changed our whole philosophy on how we design for Air,” says Cushioning Innovation Designer Zachary Elder.
30 years after Nike Designer Tinker Hatfield made the Nike Air Unit on the Air Max 1 visible, the ongoing evolution seems to reach its preliminary highlight: the Nike VaporMax is about to hit the market. The VaporMax Air outsole is not only made entirely from Air, it´s also completely transparent. The new outsole combined with the seamless Flyknit upper make the sneaker the lightest Air running silhouette ever. For the external appearance of the VaporMax, the Nike Designers were inspired by the streamlined Mercurial Vapor football shoe that belongs with its lightweight construction to the most innovative sports shoes ever. All in all the Nike VaporMax combines future-facing technology, decades of innovation and iconic design and therefore revives the tradition of the very first Air Max 1.
The Nike Air VaporMax 2019 wraps your foot in a stretch woven material that gives structure and support to your stride. Underfoot, the lightest, most flexible Air Max cushioning to date gives a super bouncy sensation.