So I've got to be honest, when I first saw images of the Nike VaporMax, I was SO thrown off by how the sole looks. I immediately loved the upper (obvi) because it looks similar to my all time fave sneaker, the Flyknit Racer. This was definitely a shoe I HAD to see in person before I could decide if I hated it or loved it. The fact that the sole was literally NOTHING BUT AIR with an exposed air bubble and was something I had never seen before, was really keeping me from falling in love with it.
I first saw the VaporMax in person and got to try them on at the Nike Sneakeasy LA. Once I took a couple steps with them on, I slowly starting becoming a fan of the sneaker not just because of the way they felt, but they also looked pretty cool on foot. Before leaving Sneakeasy, I was blessed with my own pair of the VaporMax by my Nike LA fam and was able to REALLY test them out on my own.
I was a bit scared to run in them for two reasons: 1) I didn't want to get them dirty because I like them for everyday wear and 2) I usually go for running shoes with more support/cushion up top (like the Nike Structure 20s and Nike Zoom Pegasus 32s).
I wore them out first and tried walking in them all day. They passed that test. Next, I wanted to run in them before I could give my honest opinion on these sneakers, so I decided to finally take them out for a run.
I went on a 3.5 mile run and I was actually pretty impressed! They're super lightweight and the air bubble is actually very bouncy. I can definitely see myself running shorter runs in the VaporMax, I'm not sure how I'd like them for longer runs such as a half marathon and a full marathon though. Everyone is different, but personally, for longer runs I would prefer something with more stability and support.
Sizing on the VaporMax is a question that I always get asked because some say they run big and others say they run small, but personally, I think they run true to size, very similar the way the Flyknit Racer fits.
I look forward to many more miles logged (and many more days of athleisure wear) in my VaporMax. (I now got my eyes on the all black pair lol)
xo, DIANA KAREN
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*Disclaimer* Although the sneakers were gifted to me by Nike, my thoughts and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.