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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $250
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Fit & Sizing

Available in various sizes in medium width, the Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax shoes generally run true to size. The fashionable sneakers come with two sets of shoelaces with the other shoelace coming in a visually popping color like orange or blue. The shoelaces also have “SHOELACES” printed near the lace tips. The shoe comes in men’s and women’s sizes promising lightweight comfort and superior cushioning in every step.

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax Style

Wearing a pair of the Off-White x Nike Vapormax sneaker is like having eyes glued on to your shoe the entire day. The highly-coveted shoe model has been in demand being part of the Off-White The Ten Collection. Many sneakerheads who have been completing the 10 iconic sneakers from Nike, Jordan, and Converse have copped the pair and rocked them on various special occasions.

The sporty sneaker is best worn with joggers and track pants, however, many users also wear these kicks in very special occasions in shorts and jeans. The neutral colorways of Black/Black, Black/White, and White/White make this particular model extremely versatile to pair with clothing in various styles. Some of its ardent fans wear them for daytime to nighttime activities to display quality construction and design on their feet. As a stylish kick, the Off-White Nike Air Vapormax are best worn with sporty clothing for an athleisure look that never goes out of style.

Notable Features

The deconstructed theme and premium detailing of the Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax is its most striking feature. The shoe has a stitched oversized Swoosh in leather on the side while a large tongue with exposed foam can be prominently seen once you get hold of a pair. The shoe has beautiful details to include the orange Zip-Tie and tags near the Swoosh for an added pop of color. However, the main highlight of the design is still the Vapormax sole which promised durability and comfort in every step. It also has a removable insole with Off-White branding for those who want to replace their insoles with custom orthotics.

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax History

When Off-White’s Virgil Abloh first hinted on doing a collaboration on some 10 iconic shoe models from Nike and its affiliated Jordan and Converse labels, the sneaker world went abuzz and crazy. Anticipation grew even higher with many sneakerheads and collectors promising to buy and collect each and every pair that is part of the Off-White The Ten Collection.

The bestselling and sought after collection are divided into two themes. The first theme is the “Revealing” with models like the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Blazer Mid, and the  Nike Air Vapormax. The second theme is “Ghosting” and features the Converse Chuck Taylor ‘70s, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk, and the Nike Air Max 97.

The original Nike Air Vapormax debuted in 2016. It is comprised of 39,000 parts that form the modern-looking running shoe. Nike designers spent over 7 years to perfect the innovative piston-bound model that is said to be lighter by 4 ounces from its predecessor.

The Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax sneaker has a Flyknit upper and fused overlays at the heel and toe areas for extra durability. The design has premium accents and details bearing the Off-White signature printed “AIR” in the midsole and details of the company headquarter details printed on the lateral side.  Off-White signature details like the orange zip tie and an orange tag near the stitched Swoosh logo also add the needed color pop to the design.

Compared to the Nike Air Vapormax OG, Off-White’s take on the iconic sneaker has fused knit upper, suede and leather overlays, and a heel pull tab at the back for quick on and off. The shoe also has an oversized tongue with an exposed look in contrasting colorway for a more pronounced look. The low-top talked about shoe also delivers superior cushioning from the Vapormax sole that is as modern as the air cushioning technology can get while the leather Swoosh and suede materials in the eyelets aim for secure lockdown and protection.

The Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax was formally released on September 1, 2017. Several colorways were also dropped aside from the OG Black colorway like the white version which dropped in black/black and white/white color options. The shoe was sold at retail for $250 per pair. Despite its premium pricing, the sneaker has been sold out immediately forcing the brand to release other versions in succeeding months to answer the clamor of the public to cop a pair. Due to their limited release, some of these highly coveted versions of the shoe command prices higher than their actual retail price from resellers.

Additional Info

  • “AIR” print on the side near the back heel, Vapormax branding at the back heel, and “SHOELACE” print on the lace tips of two types of shoelaces coming in every shoe.
  • Stitched leather Swoosh on the side panel. Suede material on the eyelets aims for durability.
  • Exposed foam on tongue adds to the deconstructed look and appeal.
  • Perforations on the Flyknit material near the toe box assures superior breathability.
  • Back pull tab aids in fast on and off the footwear.
  • Fused portions at the back and front give extra protection and durability.
  • Nike branding is stitched at tongue. Orange zip tie and tag add a color pop to the shoe.