Who should buy the Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG

The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG is perfect for those who:

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Who should not buy it

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The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG: An ode to the past

A sneakerhead calls this pair an “all-time classic for years to come.” Given its unconventional construction, another sneakerhead doesn’t just love its style and look, but also “the story it tells.” To an Air Max aficionado, it is “like a treasure hunt trying to find all the iconic air maxes.” While another said “the chaotic nature of mixing 15 different references” was done pretty well.

Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG Back collar

With how many things there are going on, it’s been said to have an “out there design and execution” being loved by several wearers for being attention grabbers and getting them compliments. A fan of the sneaker sums up its feel by saying “I don’t usually like “loud or busy” designs but this really works and just has a real war or industrial look that comes together nicely.”

The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG: A step to the future

Wearers love talking about its Vapormax tech at the bottom of the sneaker. A tester said the added height is “quite high,” measuring its sole to have a height of 3.423 cm. Several wearers of the shoe were also pleasantly surprised with how it looked at night, one of whom said “if you don’t know, the soles glow.” 

Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG Laces

Versus other Vapormax iterations, the sneaker is on the bulkier side which was praised by one sneakerhead, saying it “makes it more like a shoe and less like a cleat.”

Perfection starts from the sole

The Vapormax sole isn’t just for show, however, with several wearers and testers singing praises of it. One wearer thinks that if you wear Vapormax for more than a short period they become “easily the most comfortable cushioning system out there,” citing how they don’t “degrade and bottom out like Boost.”

Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG Midsole

Testers appreciated how stiff its sole felt, with many of them loving how responsive the shoe felt. One of them describes the feeling of walking with them to be characterized by “nice dampening til you hit that air unit where it stops and gives you feedback from the ground.” In addition, people have said it’s not slippery at all as a sneaker, giving ample traction as they walk.

The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG: Busy but still keeps fit easy

One wearer says they are “so comfortable to get in and they stick to your feet - even when not tied.” One even took it a step further and checked how the sneaker felt without socks on, saying it’s “good to wear without socks” because of how “the neoprene covers everything from the bottom to the side to the top.”

Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG Insole

The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG is at a premium price

The Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG retails at $200, which is a bit higher price than that of the average Vapormax Sneaker at $195 and much higher than that of the average Nike Air Max sneaker at $150.

Nike Air Vapormax EVO NRG Heel

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Vapormax EVO
Style: Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Vapormax, Nike Air, Nike VaporMax
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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