When it comes to Nike’s 2017 innovations, there aren’t many sneaker models that can compete with the Air VaporMax. The shoe features a first-of-its-kind cushioning unit — the latest evolution of the brand’s formative Air Max technology — and has boasted experimental makeups from the likes of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White, Comme des Garçons and a rumored upcoming collaboration with Acronym.
Another imminent variation that skirts the avant-garde boundaries is the Air VaporMax Strap. Like Comme des Garçons’ slip-on collaboration and December’s anticipated inline Laceless version, the Air VaporMax Strap forgoes traditional shoelaces for an even more socklike Flyknit construction than its predecessor.
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In lieu of laces, this model features a supportive elastic strap that wraps across the wearer’s midfoot and extends to the sole for added stability.
But the updated upper build isn’t the only talking point for this soon-to-be-released sneaker. The Air VaporMax Strap will also release in a variety of colorways, including a few that are unchartered territory for the shoe such as new variations of the fan-favorite “Multicolor” style.
Although official release details for this Air VaporMax have not been announced, the sneaker’s product images have been uploaded to Nike’s e-commerce site, which often indicates that a release is imminent. Check back soon for a confirmed drop date and updates on future Air VaporMax styles.
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