More Air with the Nike Air VaporMax

Aside from my shelltoes and Airwalks, I was always a runner girl. Like most, the visible air bubble on the Air Max always caught my eye, and as soon as I was old enough to ask my parents to buy me a pair of $100+ sneakers without getting yelled at for acting crazy, I did.

Fast-forward to present day. The air bubble still intrigues me and the fact that Nike made a silhouette with a fully visible 360 degree air unit sans midsole is jaw-dropping, to say the least. It’s one to be remembered and whether you’re team air or team boost, the Nike Air VaporMax deserves respect.

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Check out some shots I took of the homie Ray P in the VaporMax below and leave a comment with your thoughts on the new air bubble or feel free to reach out on Twitter and/or Instagram.

For a comprehensive assessment on fit, performance, styling + more, peep Ray’s review: www.nicekicks.com/nike-vapormax-review

Last, but not least, Happy Air Max Day! As my gift to you, I’ll just leave this close-up of the VaporMax air bubble here…

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A Brand New Nike Air Max Style for the Ladies – Air Max Jewell

Nike has been dropping dimes lately to celebrate Air Max Month, and the women’s Air Max Jewell is no exception. This new style has really grown on me. Now, I can say with certainty that women who grew up being called tomboys are extremely skeptical when it comes to women’s footwear styles. We often don’t like the silhouettes or colorways that are offered, and most of the time just want the men’s version in our size, which is a chore in itself since small sizes are limited or unavailable. This isn’t the case with the Air Max Jewell.

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Finally, a breath of fresh air for us ladies.

Not only is the silhouette minimal and clean with design features inspired by the Air Max Plus, the colorways are very neutral and earthy. Something I really dig. They retail at $100 (mesh version) and for an everyday casual shoe, you can’t go wrong. I get into more detail about the Air Max Jewell in my review video. Check it out here.

A HUGE Thank You to Finish Line for sending these my way. The Air Max Jewell just found its way into my Air Max rotation.

Grab a pair over at Finish Line here or at Nike here.

Special Field Jordan 1 Custom By The Shoe Surgeon

I dropped by Dom aka The Shoe Surgeon‘s studio earlier this week to catch up with him and as soon as I entered the creative space, my eyes were hit with a million different projects, orders and prototypes that were being worked on. Not a surprise to see so much going on as he’s a busy guy. One particular model he showed me was a Jordan 1 custom that took inspiration from a new hybrid silhouette, the Nike Special Field Air Force 1.

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Essentially, he applied the SF style to the Jordan 1, and to me, it looks exponentially better on the Jordan 1. I’m not a fan of bulky kicks and lately, the Air Force 1s being released have a bigger, rounder toe box compared to older retros and that puts me off.

Whether or not Jordan Brand applies this type of modern design to a retro Jordan is up in the air, but that’s why we have creatives like The Shoe Surgeon.

And incase you were wondering, this is what he had on feet…

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Custom mid-top lace dart w/neoprene booty, new lacing system and bronze embroidery