Nike’s premier Air Max has dabbled in darkness a few times now. We’ve seen blacked-out beauties twinkle with glitter, ditch laces and even blend with other Air silhouettes. But there's always something extra special about seeing the technical trainer in ‘Triple Black’ — it’s the same type of allure that made the ‘Triple White’ Air Force 1 so special.
The VaporMax will have to up its output before it reaches AF-1 status, but this new drop is a step in the right direction. Named ‘Triple Noir’ rather than the usual alternative, this shadowy shoe is cloaked in the good stuff all over, from full-length Air units to Flyknit uppers to branding. Sure, vibrant sneakers have their place — but when it comes to the VaporMax, black will always be the new black.