Nike’s new Air VaporMax 360 blends the DNA of 2006’s influential Air Max 360 with a modern-day VaporMax cushioning unit, and now the hybrid silhouette has surfaced in a sleek metallic colorway. Nodding to two generations of advanced Air Max technology while equipping lifestyle-geared accents, these metallic Maxes present a bold look that’s equally technical and practical.
Thanks to a wolf grey upper with a heavy dose of black lines, this Air VaporMax 360 offers a sleek style. A lion’s share of the detail is handled by a chromed-out midfoot Swoosh plus iridescent mudguards, throats and heel clips — some of which even feature reflective detailing. However, there are plenty of compelling small embellishments as well: a pint-sized red Swoosh is placed below the collar; the four eyestays add a “2020” graphic in place of the 360’s original “2006” hit; and the tongue branding has been altered to read “Air VaporMax 360.”
Where the upper is all ’00s, the midsole and outsole are entirely ’10s. This is thanks to a crystal-clear VaporMax cushioning unit that’s placed under a black Cushlon midsole for a double-decker sandwich of comfort and style. Black plastic encircles the heel to ensure necessary support, while smoky black outsole pieces complete the look.
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