Size and fit

The Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 3 is offered to both sexes. This low-top, laced-up model features a Flyknit upper, which delivers a lockdown, stretchable, and breathable fit as well as full ankle mobility. Also, Flywire cables work with the laces to provide additional support when tightening.  

Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 3 Style

Stripped down to its roots, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 is basically a running-inspired sneaker. That said, it goes without saying that it easily matches any casual or sporty outfits or athleisure for both males and females.

However, this model also drops doses of high fashion, making it stand out among the pack. So one might want to mix the Flyknit 3 sneakers with some experimental, daring outfits. After all, the Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 does look like it has come from the future.

Moreover, these Nike shoes are available in brilliant colorways, which some sneakerheads label as among the best color schemes and themes they’ve seen. Here are a few standout colorways to check out: lava grey, cookies and cream, white/university gold/photo blue/habanero red, black/volt/blue lagoon/black, black/pink blast/hyper turquoise/black, and flash crimson/cool grey/blue fury/black.

Notable Features

The Flyknit 3 is even more daring than its predecessors. Its weaved textures and vibrant colors flaunt doses of Haute couture-ish vibes that tickle the modern sensibilities. It also has a tongue label inspired by Apollo spacesuit patches, literally exudes out-of-this-world vibes. All this on top of the revolutionary VaporMax midsole.

Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 3 History

The road to the VaporMax franchise began in 1978, with the debut of Nike’s Tailwind. It was the first shoe that dreamed to literally walk on air. From this innovative model, along with Frank Rudy’s idea of air cushioning system, sprang the foundations of Nike’s Air technology.

In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1, designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, made its debut. The Air Max 1 had showcased a distinct silhouette with a transparent pocket in the heel side filled in with air. Nike banked on this model and never stopped innovating on its idea of an air-filled midsole. In 2017, Nike had reached a milestone or an apex in innovation: that is the Vapormax series. These sneakers have a full-length, air-filled, contoured midsole, dubbed as the closest thing we’ll ever get to actually experience running on air.

Though looking ultra-modern, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 does pay homage to its predecessors who paved the way. This model joins in Nike’s catalog of iconic Air-soled silhouettes. It stands out among the pack as it brings in richer palates to Nike’s enduring Air technology.  

Nice to know

  • Nike based the design of the tongue on spacesuits.


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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.