Who should buy the Nike Air Max VG-R

Inspired by GT race cars, the Nike Air Max VG-R features dynamic details and a beefed-up profile that are reminiscent of retro running performance footwear. Purchase it if:

  • You want an Air Max sneaker that costs no more than $100.
  • You're after kicks that look dope when paired with jogger pants.
  • Walking and standing for extended periods pretty much make up your daily routine.
  • You prefer using your shoes to initiate small talks for you.

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Who should not buy it

The Air Max VG-R might not be for you if you absolutely despise pointy and stiff heel collars. In its place, try the Nike Air Max Correlate. Also, with no comments about its colorways being disappointingly different in real life, the Nike Air Max 97 is a good alternative to the featured shoe.

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Among the most comfortable Nike kicks

Reviewers say that the Nike Air Max VG-R is one of the coziest sneakers under Nike's wing. They also say that its comfort level is ideal for extended wear.

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The Air Max VG-R's surprising lightness

There are those who say that AM VG-R sneaker is quite light despite its chunky profile.

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Maximum breathability

Thanks to its mostly mesh upper, it keeps feet moist-free and feeling fresh even on very humid days.

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Rigid heel from the box

The Air Max VG-R's high heel collar rubs against the Achilles' heel, which can lead to blisters. Fortunately, this goes away right after the shoe's quick break-in period.

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Fits wide-footed folks too

The Nike Air Max VG-R fits perfectly on foot, even for wearers with wide feet.

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Toughs it out there

The Air Max VG-R's waves and line overlays boost its overall durability by acting as an abrasion-resistant cage on its sides.

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The AM VG-R's inspired aesthetics

Its inspired look gives the shoe a "conversation starter" status.

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A budget-friendlier Air Max model

With its 90-dollar MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price), the Nike Air Max VG-R is among the cheapest AM kicks on the market. Case in point, it's $55 cheaper than the average price of Air Max kicks, which is approximately $145.

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A spring in your step

Underneath its solid build is the iconic Nike Air Unit technology engineered in a U-shape manner. This technology delivers unbelievable underfoot cushioning and delays leg fatigue.

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The Nike Air Max VG-R's inspiration

Its finely tuned shape is inspired by GT race cars. Since this model was initially molded as a performance running shoe, it was designed to provide a snugger feel and smoother toe offs.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Chunky, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, Synthetic / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion, Phylon

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