Nike have just ‘dropped’ the brand new Air VaporMax- featuring Nike’s most advanced Air bag unit to date. Where previous Air units had to be insulated by a secondary rubber layer for protection, new technologies allow the incorporation of the Air and exterior layer into one holistic, standalone Nike VaporMax Air unit. The new innovation has enabled Nike designers to create the visual appearance of walking on air.

These capabilities wholly eliminate the need for a traditional foam midsole. By shedding the weight and bulk of this foam layer, the new midsole achieves greater flexibility and spring without compromising structure, while also reducing weight and waste. And by placing the upper directly on the VaporMax Air unit, a pillowy sensation and greater energy response are produced. On the Nike Air VaporMax, the Air unit is paired with a Nike Flyknit upper that integrates precise support and further reduces the shoe’s weight.

Available from mid-March, price to be confirmed.