Nike is planning to release one of the lightest training shoes in the collection of Nike VaporMax shoes under the trade name COMME des GARÇONS (CDG) for early spring 2017. The shoes continue the path of old models in terms of functionality and appearance. Specifically, it resembles the models Nike Air Max and Air Max 97, Air Max 1987 models. This time, the sneakers were developed involving a famous Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo (Rei Kawakubo). The sneakers stand out with its futuristic style, which harmoniously combines Flyknit and Air Max technologies.
The top of the lightweight, flexible and ventilated Nike VaporMax CDG is made using Flyknit weaving technology. It provides the necessary amounts of flexibility and a secure fit without making the person to lace their sneakers. The top part of sneakers is also protected with an additional layer of wear-resistant polyurethane material, which is also responsible for stabilizing the heel.
Apart from the lace-less design of the shoes, the Nike VaporMax CDG running shoes will differ with using a new generation of Air Max soles. Previously, shoes relied on airbags to provide a high level of distribution of a vertical force. Airbags were necessary to protect and to provide an additional layer to the thick soles. However, right now, with the use of new technologies and materials it is not required anymore. Instead, Nike uses translucent outsole for a new model. It has lower weight compared with counterparts from the foam and provides excellent cushioning, which does not decrease with time.
The sales of Nike VaporMax for COMME des GARÇONS is expected to begin in the first half of spring 2017. The models are available in a completely black and white color options. Pricing information has not been announced yet.