Laceless sneakers seem to be the way of the future. As more and more sneakers ditch their laces, Nike figured it was time for the Air VaporMax to do the same.
This Nike Air VaporMax has an olive Flyknit upper with olive fuse that wraps around the sneaker from the heel to the medial side that ends at the toe area. All of this sits atop an all-black full-length VaporMax Air unit.
On this build, gone are traditional laces. Instead, a black elastic strap with a white Nike Swoosh starts from the top of the foot and goes to the lateral side of the sneaker or vice versa. How these will perform is up to speculation at this point, so take the performance functionality of the strap with a grain of salt (it’s unclear as to whether wearers can tighten the strap or not).
(If you are interested in seeing the original version with laces, click here for Nightwing2303’s detailed look and review.)
There is no word on whether these are just samples or if they will eventually hit retail, although no date has been announced.
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