What’s Inside the Nike Air VaporMax?

What’s inside the Nike Air VaporMax?

Do you want to know what’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax? So do we! Here at the Sneaker Factory workshop, we love to see what’s inside the newest Nike shoes. Rather than murder our fresh pair of Nike VaporMax with a table saw, we took the time to carefully cut a sectional view so you can really see inside.

The Nike Air VaporMax Shoe Specification

Before we cut into our Nike Air VaporMax we detailed the shoe material specifications:What’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax?

Inside the Nike Air VaporMax

Inside Nike Air VaporMax we can truly see the minimalist design first hand.

What’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax?

RF welded toe bumper: .25mm clear TPU film
Toe reinforcement: .5mm fusible Surlyn plastic
Upper material: 420D polyester ripstop fabric, 2mm PU foam, tricot backing
Non-stretch weave Strobel sock: 100% polyester with 1mm EVA padding
Cold pressed PE footbed: 3mm double layer foam, Durometer Asker “C” 60˚
Sockliner cover: 100% polyester jersey knit
Blow molded TPU airbag: 1.30mm thick wall with molded outsole tread nitrogen filled air bladder
Tongue face: computer controlled 4D knit, polyester/spandex fiber combination
Blow molded TPU airbag: 1.30mm thick wall with molded outsole tread
Footbed logo: Red screen print, 35mm x 30mm
3mm injection molded nylon plate: clear, Durometer Shore “A” 75
Rubber pad: Durometer Shore “A” 65˚ Tread depth 3.5mm
Welded heel pocket: 1mm microfiber suede .5mm heat molded Surlyn plastic with 1mm EVA padding
RF welded toe bumper: .25mm clear TPU film
Computer controlled 4D knit one-piece upper: polyester/spandex fiber combination
Blow molded TPU airbag: 1.30mm thick wall with molded outsole tread
Rubber pads: durometer Shore “A” 65˚ Tread depth 3.5mm, web thickness 1.0mm
Shoelace: narrow, 6.5mm, 100% polyester
Lace cable system: .6mm Vectran™ fiber cord Lace eyelet opening: woven reinforcement
Tongue logo: woven label, laser cut, 2 colors, 20mm x 27mm welded
Tongue face: computer controlled 4D knit one-piece upper
RF welded toe bumper: 25mm clear TPU film
Blow molded TPU airbag: 1.30mm thick wall with molded outsole tread
Collar top line: computer controlled, 4D knit one-piece upper
Nitrogen filled air bladder rubber pad: Durometer Shore “A” 65˚Tread depth 3.5mm
Heel back strap: 100% polyester microfiber .45mm welded TPU film back strap with screen printed logo.

Do you want to see inside more Nike shoes?

What’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax?Our newest book, the Shoe Material Design Guide, details all the shoe materials you will need to make modern athletic, classic casual, and high fashion footwear.
Each chapter covers a specific shoe material type. You will learn how each material is made, the options available, and how to specify the material correctly. We have chapters on shoe leather, textiles, synthetics, shoelaces, glue, reinforcements, hardware, logos, midsoles, outsoles, and more! We have included annotated cross sections of over 30 different shoe types.
You can see exactly how each material is used inside real production shoes. See inside basketball shoes, running shoes, track spikes, hiking boots, work boots, high heels, cowboy boots, and many more!

What’s inside the Nike Air Vapormax?You will also find information on topics such as material testing, sustainable production, exotic materials, and more. Written as a companion to our best selling How Shoes Are Made, the Shoe Material Design Guide digs deeper into the world of footwear materials and design. Softcover, 330 color photos,  28 chapters, 195 pages.

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