The hybrid just got high end


At first glance, the Nike Air Vapormax 97 Metallic Gold may look like an unusual hybrid, but with everyone’s love for visible Air Sole Units, and of course, 3M reflective details, these trainers combine the best of both.

The classic tape upper has been drenched in gold, with the leather waved layers placed on top of a mesh base, creating a multi textured feel. We’re definitely seeing the collision of well loved retro and contemporary styles here.



Looking closer on the upper, 3M reflective strips run the perimeter  of the silhouette, bringing these bang up to date and helping them slot into all your deconstructed, workwear- inspired fits.

The tonal gold of the integrated, hidden lacing system up top is sleek and smooth, compared to the bulbous, deconstructed aesthetic brought by the full length Air VaporMax sole unit, which is going to be giving you extra bounce and pilllow-like comfort all day long.




The Nike Air Max 97 and the Nike Air VaporMax are streetwear staples in their own right… so put them together and we have an unstoppable shoe. Style them with baggy cargos, skater jeans or wide leg trousers. On top, we’re thinking a strappy cami top, or a sleeveless tank top if you’re looking to go for a more 90s vibe.

Are you loving the Nike Air Vapormax 97 Metallic Gold as much as us? If you’ve already got them – tag @thesolewomens in your fit pics on Insta to show us your street style. If you don’t have them yet, there’s £100 off at Offspring – get them while your size is still in stock!

In the meantime, keep it locked to The Sole Womens for all the latest updates, breaking sneaker news, and sneaker steals.


Published March 11, 2019