Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit
Although inspired by our past, this Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit is anything but old-fashioned. With a design that nods to the evolution of Nike Running and our early days as Blue Ribbon Sports, these kicks are a seamless mix of modern innovation and throwback style. Its super stretchy Flyknit upper is breathable and lightweight, making it easy to wear these day after day. Plus, heel-to-toe VaporMax cushioning underfoot helps put a bounce in your step while a stitched-on Swoosh logo and plastic heel clip add a splash of visual intrigue.
Supportive Flyknit upper is made from stretchy yarns to create a striking visual that's breathable and lightweight.
Originally designed for performance running, our VaporMax Air unit was the first 1-piece Air unit to run the entire length of a shoe. It allows for smoother transitions and adds lasting cushioning.
Collar sculpts the ankle for a sporty look that feels great while padding at the heel adds to the comfort.
- Pull tabs on tongue and heel
- Foam in the midsole
Nike Air VaporMax
After the 7-year journey from ideation to release, the Air VaporMax represents a new era in Nike innovation. To truly capture the feeling of “running on air,“ the designers restructured the Air unit to be attached directly to the upper. As you step down, each lug gets pushed into the Air unit, ramping up the pressure. Then, as you step off, the pressure releases creating springy bounce with superior flexibility. Made for runners, the futuristic technology was quickly adopted by the street, bringing this light-as-air feeling to the masses.