The Nike Air VaporMax is one of the most futuristic running shoes out today. While previous Nike models tried to fill the sole with as much air as possible, the design team behind the VaporMax went a different route on this on, taking seven years from first idea to the final release. By analyzing a pressure map of a foot, they could pinpoint the exact amount of air where it would be needed and where Air replacement would be enough. In addition to that, the many different air bubbles create a visual concept of running on air, which leaves the runner “floating”, exactly as the designers intended it to look like. Finishing off the shoe is the light weight Flyknit upper, replacing any stiches or glued panels with ultralight yarn.