Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of those who have bought the Nike Airquent express their extreme fascination for its incredible comfort.
  • A handful of buyers commend the sneaker’s adorable and very stylish appeal.
  • According to one customer, it is easy to walk on.
  • A couple of purchasers insist that the Airquent by Nike match with almost any outfit they choose.
  • It is a shoe that fits the needs of those who don’t lace up and prefer pull-ons.
  • One wearer admires the sneaker’s capacity to reel in compliments as she wears them.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It is extremely tight fitting for a couple of customers, even though the material stretches.
  • A purchaser wishes to see more colors on the Nike Airquent.

Bottom line

Since Balenciaga had released their Speed Trainers, all other sports giants like Nike rode in with eccentric bandwagon. Nike’s piece de resistance to this fashion trend is the Nike Airquent--a nod to their previous iteration dubbed as the Vapormax Light II with a dash of Swoosh overkill courtesy of the bold AIR lettering on its upper.

Those who are intrigued by the stylish look of these high-tops might find it delightfully comfortable as well.

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Laces are a thing of the past to these women’s Nike Airquent casual shoes and replace that tedious piece of fixtures with pull loops on the rear portion of the collar. Its nifty construction is complemented by an engineered bootie upper for a silky-smooth feel.

Who would’ve thought that an Avante Garde sneaker like the women’s Nike Airquent could possibly blend well with most casual ladies’ outfits? Well, most of the buyers did and were delighted that they copped a pair. But in a more fashion-forward sense, the sneaker is best partnered with leggings and jogger pants or basically any apparel that would cuff around the ankle and display the whole shoe.

Some wearers would mind the bold AIR lettering on the sneaker’s upper, but as most of the purchasers mentioned, it somehow grows on you. One of the most-sought colorways of the Nike Airquent is the burgundy version.

Subtle yet odd-looking, these Nike Airquent casual shoes was a fusion between past Nike silhouettes, particularly the Vapormax Light II and the Air More Uptempo. The facade was pulled out from the Vapormax predecessor while the pretentious AIR lettering on the upper was hailed from the Uptempo. From afar, one can easily decipher this hybrid thanks to the rightful combination of the two.

Mashing two iconic silhouettes in one go would prove to be an inexplicable feat, but for the Nike Airquent, it seems plausible. The said ladies' footwear takes the most notable accents of two models, namely the Air More Uptempo and the Vapormax Light II.

The Air More Uptempo is Scottie Pippen’s piece de resistance and every subsequent iteration traces back to his greatness way back in 96. The Vapormax Light II, on the other hand, is already an upgrade from its predecessor designed to cater to the feet of runners.

The Airquent’s structure was pulled from the Vapormax Light II while the bold and somehow pretentious “AIR” lettering on the upper was taken from the Air More Uptempo. The engineered mesh was added to give that sturdy yet smooth-and-silky feel.

Officially releasing at the dawn of 2019, the Nike Airquent was promoted as a casual winter option for women.

  • It contains a Max Air unit for plush cushioning.
  • A TPU clip provides support and stability on the heel.
  • The sneaker retails for $150 a pop.
  • The translucent foam structure on the forefoot is inspired by the Vapormax’ tooling.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com