Verdict from 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfy: Like other Nike Air VaporMax sneakers, nearly all users say that the Nike VaporMax 2020 Flyknit is super comfortable.
  • Head-turning: Most buyers have come to love the shoe's silhouette. According to them, these shoes are "lit" and look so much better in person.
  • Eco-friendly: Many purchasers love the fact that the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK is made of recycled materials.
  • Airy: These Nike sneakers are incredibly lightweight, several wearers declare.
  • Plush: According to a few wearers, the VaporMax cushion feels like memory foam.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Loose: A good number of buyers are complaining that the Nike VaporMax 2020 FK feels sloppy. According to them, the FastFit system barely tightens.
  • Brittle: Some owners are worried that the plastic cover of the FastFit system will eventually break.

Bottom line

Nike adds another eco-friendly shoe to its almost endless sneaker catalog. With at least 50% of the sneaker's weight constructed of sustainable materials, the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK is the Swoosh's most environment-friendly shoe to date. 

Sneaker shoppers looking to reduce their carbon footprint should go ahead and cop the Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit. These sneakers have the signature VaporMax style and comfort with the bonus of being environmentally safe.

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Nike Air VaporMax 2020 FK: Sustainable style

Nike is once again making a statement with the 2020 version of the Air VaporMax Flyknit. Building on the principles that spawned the Nike Space Hippie collection, these low-tops are mostly made of recycled materials to lower the Swoosh’s impact on the environment.

“We wanted to look at not only Nike’s waste stream but other industrial waste streams and how we could leverage that content,” Jesi Small, Nike product design lead, explains. 

Highlights of the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit

  • The VaporMax unit is made with at least 75% recycled materials.
  • Around 67% of the Flyknit yarn is made from recycled polyester.
  • The Ortholite insole is made of about 50% recycled content.
  • At least 80% of the tongue is made of recycled foam.
  • The outsole incorporates Nike Grind, which is constructed of surplus manufacturing materials.

Features and benefits of the Nike Air VaporMax 2020

Built for everyday wear, the Air Vapormax 2020 has several remarkable features that raise the bar in terms of fit, feel, and comfort.

  • The revolutionary Air VaporMax unit features a lower profile for enhanced heel-to-toe responsiveness.
  • A stretchy Flyknit upper offers lightweight support and increased breathability.
  • The Ortholite sock liner provides increased step-in comfort.
  • An innovative FlyEase system delivers a custom fit that can be easily adjusted.


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