Brimming with an athletic sensibility and a forward-thinking outlook, the latest sneaker to wear the Vapormax name encapsulates Nike’s dedication to creating true performance footwear. Dark grey bases incorporate a rainbow-reminiscent palette across the toe box and profiles, but they take a backseat nonetheless. From a fit standpoint, a FlyEase system replaces standard laces. This is split into two parts: a green winch system over the throat is tightened by yanking on the heel’s fabric straps — denotaed with a “Lock” text hit — and loosened by yanking an orange “Release” tag on the tongue. Underfoot, VaporMax cushioning largely forgoes the upper’s loud aesthetic, but sports some multi-colored accents of its own at high-wear zones.