Still considered a fairly new silhouette compared to the '77 Blazer or Bruce Kilgore's 1982 classic, the Air Force 1, the Nike Air VaporMax has shaken up the sneaker scene with iterations such as the VaporMax Flyknit, Air VaporMax Plus and hybrids like the VaporMax 97 since 2017. Often constructed from a super comfortable knitted upper, with the extremely unique Air unit underfoot, the Air VaporMax is one outlandish sneakers that deserves a spot in any rotation.
So perhaps you're finally going to take the plunge and cop one of Virgil Abloh's Off-White x VaporMax, you're probably wondering if you should get your usual size. Is the Nike Air VaporMax true to size? Does it run small? How comfortable are they really? We'll answer these questions and more in this article.
Generally, the Nike Air VaporMax fits true to size, so you should have no trouble copping what you normally would. However, let it be noted that if you have particularly wide feet, then the toe box is a little narrow and it might be worth going up 0.5.
Nike Air VaporMax Sizing: Do They Fit True To Size?
- FIT: The Nike VaporMax fits true to size! Although, it might be worth going up 0.5 if you have wide feet.
- COMFORT: Due to the full-length Air bubbles across the sole, the VaporMax is one of the most comfortable Nike sneakers out there.
- PRICE: VaporMax come in a little pricy compared to other Nike models, but they feel extremely premium in hand.
VaporMax Sizing: Our Experts' Opinions
Paige – Content Manager
I love my Air VaporMax! One of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own. Period.
How do Nike Air VaporMax fit?
I buy VaporMax is my usual size. You'll find that the knitted upper will stretch to the shape of your foot over time, so even if they're a little tight to begin with, they'll be fine after a few wears.
Are Nike Air VaporMax comfortable?
Nike VaporMax are BEYOND comfortable. They definitely are the most comfortable Nike sneakers I own thanks to the Air pockets being placed at the points of your feet that will take the most weight.
How do I clean VaporMax?
Much like with your suede sneakers, it's best to try not to get the VaporMax dirty. The Flyknit upper can make the VaporMax hard to clean. It's not as simple as giving them a quick wipe like you would with a pair of leather sneakers. However, you can give the Air units a once over and this will help. If you're worried about them looking dirty, go for a darker colourway!
How do you style your VaporMax trainers?
Kelly – Content & Social Media Manager
I love the futuristic look the VaporMax has!
Do Nike Air VaporMax fit true to size?
On the whole, VaporMax fit true to size! It might be worth going for half a size up than you usually would if you have wide feet, but for most people this won't be necessary as they do stretch over time.
How comfortable is the Nike VaporMax?
If you're in need of Nike's ultimate Air technology comfort, then the VaporMax is for you. I've never had a pair of VaporMax that have rubbed or caused me any sort of discomfort; they're super reliable.
How do you style your Air VaporMax?
I love to style my Air VaporMax sneakers with my accessories. The pairs I own are all outrageous colours, so I normally go for a monochrome tracksuit and a bag or hat that matches my Nike sneakers.
Tegan – Head of Creative
The Nike VaporMax is one sporty sneaker that looks good for any occasion!
I have wide feet: should I size up in Nike Air VaporMax?
Yes. It is recommended that you size up half a size if you have wider feet and want to purchase a pair of Nike VaporMax.
What’s your favourite Nike VaporMax colourway?
My favourite pair of Nike VaporMax have to be the white collaborative pair with Off-White, although I do have a soft spot for the VaporMax "Be True". The rainbow colours are just amazing.
The Nike Air Vapormax is one of the Swoosh brand's most popular silhouettes and it's easy to see why. It's super comfortable and so easy to style! The Vapormax is a favourite here at The Sole Womens and although it's a new silhouette for Nike, we think it's gonna be around for a long time. When picking up a pair of Nike Air Vapormax or Nike Air Vapormax Plus, we recommend going with your true size. The upper can be a little tight at first, but after a few wears the entire shoe will mould to your feet to provide incredible comfort. If you're cautious of the shoe being too tight or you have wider feet, then you can go half a size up to be safe.
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