Nike Air Max VG-R: Inspired by running, designed for urban wandering

Nike recently unveiled a collection composed of sneakers that retail under $100. Joining the Air Max Excee and Air Max Invigor is another affordable iteration heavily rooted in the classic Nike Air Max 95

Inspired by GT race cars, the Nike Air Max VG-R displays a throwback vibe. It features dynamic details and a beefed-up profile that are reminiscent of retro running performance footwear.

Notable elements:

  • It has monofilament mesh around its upper that allows superb breathability. Meanwhile, the waves and line overlays boost the overall durability and represent the lungs and ribs of a car driver’s fast breathing.
  • Its finely tuned shape is inspired by GT race cars. Since this model was initially molded as a performance running footwear, Nike designed it to be narrow for a snugger feel and a faster running pace. 
  • Underneath its solid built is the visible iconic Nike Air Unit technology in a U-shape manner. This technology delivers unbelievable comfort with each stride.


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