Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers find this Off-White collaboration better than the general release version of the Nike Air Vapormax.
  • Numerous customers were satisfied with their purchase despite its expensive price.
  • Some reviewers were impressed with the premium materials and durable construction of the Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax.
  • A few buyers mentioned they are loving the extra laces as it adds a pop of color to the shoe.
  • Majority of observers have come to like the unique, deconstructed look, exposed stitching, and big branding of this sneaker.
  • Compared to the general release version, many people gave positive remarks on the breathable Flyknit material in the upper.
  • The shoe is lightweight with excellent cushioning.
  • Some observers say the exposed tongue and oversized stitched Swoosh made quite an impact in elevating the aesthetics of the design.
  • The “Everything in Quotes” motif of the “AIR” and Off-White paragraph print on the lateral side made the upper a bit exciting than the OG Vapormax, a couple of reviewers noted.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Despite reinforcements in the Flyknit, some buyers say the upper material remains thin.
  • Several reviewers say the Off-White x Nike Air Vapormax shoe is hard to find in most stores.

Bottom line

The special edition collaboration between the Milan-based Off-White label and the Swoosh brand has created a huge buzz among sneakerheads. One of the shoes released as part of the collaboration is the Off-White x Nike AIr Vapormax shoes.

The running-inspired model’s OG-black colorway with premium detailing comes with deconstructed aesthetics, superior air cushioning, and lightweight construction. While this is a steeply priced kick, the elevated look of the Flyknit upper, premium detailing, and comfortable full-length air cushioning, are reasons enough to make a cop.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • “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.
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