These Nikes Are the Next Best Thing to the Air VaporMax

If you’re having trouble tracking down Nike’s Air VaporMax sneakers that released Sunday, this alternative model might satisfy your Air Max craving.

The Nike Air Max LD-Zero is half old-school style, half modern technology. Designed by Fragment Design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, the upper of the Air Max LD-Zero is culled from the LD-1000 shoe from the 1970s. The gray mesh-based look features a Pure Platinum colorway — the same palette used on the debut Air VaporMax style.

Nike Air Max LD-Zero
The Nike Air Max LD-Zero.
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At the midsole, the Air Max LD-Zero is cushioned with a 360-degree visible Max Air sole, which is essentially the precursor to the VaporMax.

The Air Max LD-Zero is available now in men’s and women’s sizing from nike.com for $180.

For more ideas, check out our guide to the best Air Max sneakers out now.

Nike Air Max LD-Zero $180; nike.com

Nike Air Max LD-Zero
The Nike Air Max LD-Zero retails for $180.
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Nike Air Max LD-Zero
The heel of the Nike Air Max LD-Zero.
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Nike Air Max LD-Zero
A top-down look at the Nike Air Max LD-Zero.
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Nike Air Max LD-Zero
The translucent outsole of the Nike Air Max LD-Zero.
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