Marc Newson X NikeLAB Air VaporMax
UPDATE: March madness is sending us crazy, the month of Max just keeps on bringing the heat. Alongside the Riccardo Tisci 97 we've been fawning over, Marc Newson's Vapromax has been revealed in all its glory. The strapped up sock will be dropping on March 26 at select stockists, including Social Status. Stay sharp.
Industrial designer Marc Newson has taken the already boundary-pushing Air VaporMax and shaken it up with an outrageous new build. The usually low-profile sneaker now reaches past the ankle with a Flyknit sock, and a new leather construction references traditional moccasins. Brown leather heel tabs balance the composition, while a thick Velcro-adhered strap locks down the foot bridge. The whole leather-bootie-meets-conceptual-performance design isn’t a direction we saw the sneaker going in, but we’re pleasantly surprised at how well it works.
– Originally published March 14, 2017