Inspired by the Air Max Plus (also know as the "Tn"), today's lightweight, standalone Air VaporMax unit advances the unconventional style and innovative Nike Air technology of the Air Max Plus.
To celebrate both models, Nike;s designers married the wavy Air Max Plus upper with the futuristic VaporMax outsole to create the Nike Air VaporMax Plus.
"As a footwear designer, I've learned that so many of the manufacturing techniques we use today were actually birthed through the Tn", says Nike Sportswear Design Director, Dylan Raasch.
"It's more than just a shoe. This model grabbed people's attention right from the start, from London to New York to Paris, where they called it 'La Requin', in reference to the Tiburon shark".
The Nike Air VaporMax Plus reconciles the bold stance of the Air Max Plus with the sleek last of the VaporMax by also maintaining a supportive, whale-inspired arch in the midsole.
The neoprene upper includes debossed details, a thicker cage and the relocation of the swoosh and a new take on the classic Tn logo, which reads "Vm air" for the first time.
"We wanted to give the Air VaporMax Plus a sleek, one-to-one fit with the right support elements", says Nike Sportswear Design Director, Dylan Raasch.
"This required us to explore multiple different upper constructions. In the end, we created a perfect balance of fit, feel and comfort while still keeping the iconic elements of the Air Max Plus at the foreground".
Shop the Nike Air Vapormax Plus here.