We’re only about a month shy of 2021’s end, and that means we’ll soon have to say goodbye to the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021. But before then, we can expect a last hurrah, which is to include this upcoming pastel-dressed colorway.
Undoubtedly for people to wear into the next season, the arrangement delivers some of the brand’s brightest colors. And while black does appear along the inside of the two Swooshes, its quickly overshadowed by the embroidered outline, which alternates between shades of blue and pink. Adjacent, the “Volt” detailing competes for the lead role, appearing not just along the eye stays but the heel tab as well. The counter and toe cap give off a complementing glow, protecting a white-dominant, scrap-speckled Flyknit construction.
Upon its debut, the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021 offered a sizable influx of colorways both vibrant and neutral-dominant. This momentum carried into the Fall, maintaining a well-stocked selection year-round. Early 2022 is poised to be much of the same, as the silhouette has just appeared in a brand new mix of black and olive.
Present, too, are the neons the model is well-known to employ. Atop the eye stays, Swoosh, and unders, a “Volt” shines in different forms. And as bright as each instance may appear, many of its are drowned out by the black fixtures, which make up a good deal of the Primeknit shell as well as the lace unit, pull tabs, and the like. In contrast, though, the olive green hits — which vary in shade depending on the fixture — do their best to bridge the two tonal extremes.
The Nike VaporMax Flyknit 2021 is no longer the newest proposition within the visible Air-cushioning roster, but it continues being a favorite among consumers who favor the very things the silhouette has helped popularize. Most recently, the design has emerged in yet another predominantly-grey ensemble, only this time, complemented by red detailing at the profile swooshes.
Nike Flyknit and VaporMax technology didn’t debut on the aforementioned model, but they’ve been brought into the new decade with its help. The former is left to a light grey makeup, while the latter indulges in a tried-and-proven clear arrangement. Structural molds at the heel slightly deviate from these components, but pale in comparison to the red embroidery that borders the profile swooshes.
Unlike other sneakers, the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021 has garnered a sizable following thanks to in-line efforts, not high-profile collaborations. And as evidenced by a newly-surfaced “Beige” makeup, that trend isn’t change any time soon.
The tried-and-proven Nike Flyknit construction across the upper indulges in a rather tonal color scheme, although the pattern around the toe differs from that found from mid-foot to to of the heel. Laces, swooshes and accompanying branding on the tongue and heel pull tabs slightly deviate from the cream-like look with white contrast. Underfoot, the Nike Air Max-successor opts for its usual icy blue arrangement, while reinforcement at high-wear zones indulge in Nike Grind recycled material.
Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021 “Beige/White”
Release Date: Oct 25th, 2021 (Monday)
Style Code: DC9454-101
The Nike React Infinity Run 2 Flyknit is among the brand’s newer running propositions, but it’s harkening back to its category’s roots with an upcoming “72” release.
Accompanied by a Nike Cortez and ZoomX VaporFly NEXT% 2, the forthcoming model indulges in eye-catching, retro shades of yellow, green and red. Unlike the aforementioned silhouettes, however, the Nike React-cushioned take heavily features navy throughout its FlyKnit upper. Off-white components across the mid-foot and on the tongue work in-tandem with the blueish tones to create an arrangement reminiscent of the sashiko styles seen from the brand over the last year. A “72” insignia appears on the lateral heel, a call-out to the Eugene, Ore. trails in June 1972, during which Nike Running made a name for itself via the Waffle “Moon Shoe”. Outsoles on the Infinity Run 2 boast an amber hue that complements the off-white React midsole well.
Enjoy official images of the shoes here below, and anticipate a Nike.com release before June ends.
Although the fate of the Tokyo Olympics may change, one thing has been indirectly confirmed: athletes sponsored by the Swoosh will wear the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021 throughout the event. Before the summer competition arrives, however, the silhouette has emerged in an all-pink ensemble.
Monochromatic styles aren’t new to the VaporMax family, but they’ve only just begun being coupled with Nike Regrind tooling. The pair’s FlyKnit base introduces subtle greyscale detailing into the mix, but its mixed-materials overlays overshadow any non-rose detailing. Akin to a recently-surfaced “Oatmeal” arrangement, the forthcoming option boasts profile swooshes that slightly deviate from the tonal aesthetic, but its laces, components around the collar and heel counter all deliver solid pink flair perfect for spring and summer. Underfoot, the reworked cushioning maintains a translucent, semi-blue makeup that dons multi-color reinforcement at high-wear zones.
An official Nike.com release date is unknown, but this pair is likely to launch before summer ends. In the meantime, enjoy images of the shoes here below.
The Nike Vapormax is among Nike’s most recognized silhouettes thanks to its unique, podded Air Max sole. It continues to reinvent itself while retaining the Vapormax DNA, as demonstrated by a near triple-black Vapormax Flyknit 2021 coming soon.
This women’s exclusive features what appears to be a black Flyknit upper—but a closer look reveals teal and yellow speckles that could possibly be linked to the manufacturing process that goes into using recycled materials to create textiles. The speckled look extends onto the embroidered profile Swooshes, which see a close arrangement of metallic silver dots. Under the classic Vapormax sole, Regrind rubber underfoot is the last to show some speckled flair as it adds traction to this new design.
Enjoy official images of the Vapormax Flyknit 2021 below, which will be available in the coming months at Nike.com and the listed retailers.
The Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit is one of Nike’s most sustainable shoes to date, made with at least 50 percent recycled content by weight. How the shoe achieved that designation can be credited to a creative implementation of circular design principles in its varied elements.
“We wanted to look at not only Nike’s waste stream but other industrial waste streams and how we could leverage that content,” says Nike product design lead Jesi Small. “We let that drive a lot of the decision-making.”
From a new, full-length VaporMax Air unit to a sustainability-first approach to materials, the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit expands upon the ethos that produced Nike Space Hippie.
When combined, these raw, sustainable design elements — together with Nike FlyEase innovation — color the vibrant composition of the 2020’s overall aesthetic.
“One of the cornerstones of what we were trying to do with this shoe was integrate the idea of ‘Rawthenticity,’ or showing how the raw pieces of each of these sustainable design elements was coming to life,” says Jarrod Hale, Nike NSW senior project line manager. “In this approach to being perfectly-imperfect using raw materials, we felt like the idea could show wearers how and why things are working, and from a function and aesthetic aspect that brought the whole thing together.”
For an easy-to-put-on-and-take-off shoe, tailored for wearers of all abilities, with optimal all-day lockdown, the latest addition to the Nike Air VaporMax family integrates Nike FlyEase innovation — a one-handed lock and release mechanism that instantly secures the entire foot. FlyEase is driven by a universal design ethos that champions the value of a suite of systems that work toward a common goal: making shoes easier for everyone. FlyEase builds on Nike’s long-standing commitment to “always listen to the voice of the athlete” and delivers fresh considerations about how shoes should function.
While no longer the newest member of the storied Nike Air Max line, the VaporMax FlyKnit 2021 continues to promote the brand’s ever-important “Move to Zero” initiative.
So far, the lightweight, comfortable sneaker has shown a penchant for greyscale FlyKnit arrangements, which haven’t been abandoned on its latest proposition. A light shade takes over much of the pair’s upper, while synthetic reinforcement and heel structures indulge in a stark, dark tone. Underfoot, the angular VaporMax unit boasts an icy blue tint with corresponding Nike Grind detailing. Yet, the most eye-catching detail on the upcoming shoe is unquestionably the bold blue that animates profile swooshes and pull tabs at the tongue and heel. Reminiscent of the ever-iconic “Concord” color, the hue further adds to the model’s streak of appearing in a muted grey complemented by statement-making accents.
No word on a Nike.com release has been disclosed by the brand, but this VaporMax is likely to hit retailers soon. While you wait, enjoy official images of the pair ahead.
With its stretchy Flyknit upper and Vapormax cushioning, the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2021 is bound to be a great addition to anyone’s sneaker rotation. The roster of colorways for the model continues to grow as it now adds a lifestyle-friendly “Light Bone” option that sees subtle hits of red.
The Flyknit base is tinted in a neutral “Light Bone” shade and paired with a black translucent rubber heel overlay. Profile Swooshes introduce “University Red” to the mix and feature white embroidered outlines. The red and white scheme continues onto the lacestays, delivering a crisp look against the off-white uppers. As for the sole unit, the signature Vapormax pods are present, adding Regrind rubber underfoot to sustainably provide traction.
Get a closer look at the Vapormax Flyknit 2021 below, which will hit Nike.com in the coming months at a price of $200.