Nike Air Vapormax EVO: The evolution of icons

Considered as the "tamed version" of the Nike Vapormax EVO NRG, the Air Vapormax EVO combines several heritage Air Max details from different generations to create an authentic, extraordinary concept. This sneaker puts together must-have pieces from iconic Air Max models - Air Max 90Air Max 93, Air Max 96, Tuned 99, Solas, Air Max 180, and Air Max Plus.

Some of its noteworthy features:

A mash-up of several Nike Air Max sneakers, this kick subtly tells you a piece of the brand's impressive history. Here are a few of its striking elements:

  • The brand uses synthetic leather on its upper to give a complete retro style. Found under is mesh layer that provides ventilation and contributes to the sneaker's lightness. 
  • Housing the upper is the full-length Air unit to provide bouncy cushioning and vintage style. Its grippy rubber pods, meanwhile, boost the overall traction.
  • Nike branding is seen on its removable insole, heel, and lateral and medial sides. Meanwhile, Nike combines details from different Air Maxes on its tongue, ranging from the 90s until the early 2000s. 
  • The brand's story-telling starts from its box that looks like ripped boxes from heritage Air Maxes fused to give a unique style. And to show its buyers a brief background about the Air Max models used as references, this sneaker's package comes with a booklet.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Vapormax, Nike Air, Nike VaporMax
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.