Nike’s penchant for bare-Air experimentation on retro silhouettes has been a consistent focus for the brand, spawning impressive and widely-loved creations like the Vapormax Plus and 360, and rather questionable subjects like the Vapormax Gliese. Though it may be a little too early to call, their next sole-less silhouette, the Nike Air VaporMax EVO, looks to be a winner.
For the Nike Air VaporMax EVO, the bare-Air sole unit aligns closely to the contemporary shape seen in the Vapormax 2020 Flyknit, though it still has an overall aesthetic that marries it tightly to the marquee VaporMax Plus, while toe boxes reference 2019’s Air Max 720. The aggressive white forefoot overlays are ripped straight from the Air Max 96 ii, as is the tongue-to-toebox overlay, while the iridescent and caged quarter panel just to its rear belongs to 1999’s Air Tuned Max.
The Air Max 93 is featured at the tongue and heel, complete with its signature oval Nike Air badge, with all of the aforementioned coming wrapped at the base by sweeping, straight mudguard that’s reminiscent of the Air Max 90. Unlike the previously-previewed “Triple Black” release, this pair also takes on its each design element’s respective OG colorway too.
Color: Anthracite/Tech Grey-White-Midnight Navy
Release Date: TBA