Nike have already taken the scalpel to their bubbled beauty a couple of times since its 2017 debut, and with varied results. A leaked TN hybrid came close to the mark, but the sole-swapped Air Max 97 was more suspect. This VaporMax — on paper, at least — surpasses both.
AM95 uppers wearing the retro ‘Neon’ colourway are underpinned by a VaporMax sole that nails the composition. Hits of black and gooey green bring the old make-up into the future better than modern Maxes have before, but still, something feels off.
Hypebeast rendered the image above, but we first saw the sneaker on Instagram.
However blurry, the ‘gram images show the sneaker in better light. Still, we can't help but wonder whether this is the hybrid we need, or just another monster-mash.