Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers have agreed that the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit is very comfortable.
  • It is among the Nike sneakers that carry an appealing style, according to some shoppers’ observations.
  • The Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit fits true to size, according to the opinions of most consumers.
  • Several wearers have commended the shoe’s flexible upper materials as it provides sufficient room in the toe box.
  • A number of shoe users appreciate this kick’s magnetic strap closure as it is convenient and efficient in keeping feet comfortably snug.
  • Most commenters have expressed satisfaction due to the Flyknit upper’s lightweight and breathable feel.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all reviewers say that the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit has a steep price.
  • A commenter has griped about how the leather accents displayed creases after just a few wears.
  • Some have questioned the durability of this pair.

Bottom line

Armed with an unprecedented and futuristic design and some of the latest technologies in the market, the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit, one of Nike’s Air VaporMax releases, has caught the eye of sneakerheads.

The shoe’s lightweight and breathable Flyknit upper and responsive VaporMax Air cushioning are the most essential features of a good sneaker. However, its high price had most consumers reevaluate whether it is a worthwhile cop.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air VaporMax
Closure: Strap
Material: Knit
Technology: Flyknit, VaporMax
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable | Reflective
Price: $225
Colorways: Black
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 6/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this February

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The Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit is solely available in men’s sizing. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe size. This pair’s Flyknit upper offers a stretchable, snug, and breathable fit. It fits true to size. Also, this sneaker utilizes straps with magnetic closures for a unique closing system.

Standing in a relatively statuesque height, the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit is almost automatically stylishly urban. Decked out with unique design elements, Nike made sure that the shoe offers an eye-catching aesthetic that could elevate any ensemble in an instant. Strappy details and colorway further solidify this pair’s fashionable design.

This shoe looks best when paired with casual bottoms such as denim jeans, joggers or gym shorts for that sporty urban luxe vibe.

With a transparent built and an unprecedented look, the bubble-like soles are what instantly catches everyone’s attention, while the Flyknit upper and unique strap lock lures people in. However, this shoe’s acclaimed VaporMax Air sole and Flyknit upper technologies are what turned their curiosity into commitment in the end.

Emerging from the running-centric Vapormax Flyknit range is the lifestyle sneaker Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit. Before we plunge into one of the latest releases from the range it is just right to make acquaintances with its roots and heritage first.

  The Nike Air VaporMax Premier Flyknit’s Roots

The Vapormax’s bloodline is rooted from the revolutionary Air Max range which debuted in 1987 and took the world of cushioning technology to a whole new level. A decade after the Nike Air Max 97 pushed the envelope further by applying the Air unit along the entire sole. Nearly thirty years later Nike decided to continue the upward progress of their Air technology by introducing the Nike Air VaporMax line, which promises full Air cushioning that is lightweight than ever.

What separates the VaporMax from the Air Max is that the former provides cushioning on its own without any support from any other add-on materials, unlike the latter which needed a secondary rubber layer for protection and durability. With the shredded weight and bulk, the VaporMax offers enhanced flexibility and responsiveness.

Building on its predecessor’s reputation of optimal comfort and lightweight fit, the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit amps it up on the style department. Outlined in a tall silhouette, this sneaker comes packed with unorthodox aesthetic elements such as extending tongue for easier on and off and magnet strap closure in exchange to the usual lace-up design.

Although available in a number of striking hues such as team red/gym red/black and black/green strike/bright mango/signal blue it is always a good idea to check shoes like the Nike Air Vapormax Premier Flyknit in either grey or black, silver and white colorways for more versatile choices.

  • Unlike this shoe’s running-based predecessors, it utilizes foam midsole to enhance durability and structure.
  • Synthetic leather overlays also offer added reinforcements.
  • Reflective 3M accents elevate functionality and style.
  • Tongue and heel pull-tabs act as aids for easier on and off.
  • The shoe’s tongue extends and opens up which makes wearing more convenient.
  • This pair’s design is rumored to be inspired by Gary Payton’s signature sneakers called the Air Zoom GP.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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