Designed for running but adopted by the street, the Nike Air VaporMax 2019 features the lightest, most flexible Air Max cushioning to date. A stretch woven material wraps your foot for lightweight support and stability, while an external reinforcement in the heel secures the back of your foot.
VaporMax Air technology provides a soft, lightweight feel.
Stretch textile and synthetic upper adds lightweight structure.
Cushioning only where you need it increases flexibility.
Midfoot cage adds extra support.
Rubber pods in high-wear areas enhance durability.
Behind the Design
After the seven-year journey from ideation to release, the Air VaporMax represents a new era in Nike innovation. Designers wanted to truly capture the feeling of "running on air", so they started by restructuring the Air unit so they could attach it directly to the upper. Then their focus was on using the Air efficiently. 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 light-as-air flexibility to the masses.