THE AIR OF THE FUTURE
A more elegant version of the original model, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc running shoe retains the light, dynamic stride of our most innovative cushioning system to date. A wide elastic strap hugs the middle of the foot, while the revolutionary cushioning gives you the impression of defying gravity underfoot.
Air cushioning offers maximum impact protection, from heel to toe. The hollowed areas of the sole make the shoe incredibly supple and lightweight.
Optimal feeling and breathable comfort
Flyknit fabric conforms to the natural shape of your foot for a feeling of optimal comfort. Its more breathable top design keeps your foot cool, whether it's to hold the distance or face a long day.
Easy to put on and take off
The revisited vamp abandons the traditional lacing in favor of an extensible strap. This system offers a feeling of comfort and a secure hold. It facilitates the donning and removal of the shoe and adds a touch of elegance.
Reinforced to the tip and heel providing more structure for a feeling of stability
Rubber reinforcements on the soleplate for added strength
Heel / forefoot difference: 10 mm
ORIGIN OF THE DESIGN
The Air VaporMax opens a new era of Nike innovation. "It completely transformed our design approach for Air technology," said Zachary Elder, a designer specializing in cushioning innovation. With the VaporMax, the designers really wanted to give the athletes the impression of "running on air". They began by restructuring the Air unit to connect it directly to the upper. "It was the main challenge," said Tom Minami, senior shoe designer, but it was worth it. "With no midsole or sockliner, the feel of Air cushioning is totally different. On the previous Air Max, the goal was to add as much air as possible to the sole, but with the VaporMax the idea is to use the air more efficiently. "When you put your foot down, each lug goes into the Air unit, increasing the pressure," says Zachary Elder. "When you lift your foot, the pressure is released, creating even more dynamic cushioning. After working for seven years on this shoe, Zachary Elder and Tom Minami are eager to discover what the future holds for them. "I am extremely proud of the product," says Zachary Elder. "This new approach represents a real turning point for Nike Air technology, and also for Nike. "
Origins of Flyknit technology
Nike Flyknit technology has been developed to meet the needs of riders looking for a shoe whose outfit, hardly noticeable, would be as comfortable and fitted as a sock. Nike has embarked on a four-year mission in which programmers, engineers, and designers have been thinking about creating the technology to make a mesh upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then, the precise placement of the areas of support, flexibility and breathability (all in one piece) has been redesigned. The result: an almost seamless, fitted and ultralight upper. This unprecedented precision maximizes performance while reducing cutting and sewing waste by an average of 60%. The equivalent of six recycled plastic bottles are used in each pair of Flyknit shoes, avoiding the disposal of thousands of tons of material.
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