When it comes to classic colorways, there’s really no sidelining an all black ensemble – which is why it isn’t surprising that Nike decided to do another one with the Nike VaporMax W. This is actually a third generation version of this silhouette with Nike dubbing it as “Triple Black”. The first one was a COMME des Garcons pair which was extremely limited. The second generation was a retailer exclusive NikeLab. Fortunately, this third installation appears to be a free for all!
Nike Vapormax Triple Black
Color: Black/Anthracite-Dark Grey
Style Code: 849558-007 (men)
Style Code: 849557-006 (women)
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Shoe Design and Colors
It is easy to see why the kicks are officially named “Trip Black” as it displays an all-black ensemble but with slightly varying shades and textures so that it is far from boring.
The overall design closely resembles the flyknit as the surface has this small weave pattern that gives you the impression of breathability. Others who saw the shoes described it as having a “smokey” feel to it as opposed to the previous generations with a more solid black coloring. From a distance, it almost feels as though the shoes are slightly shimmering, but that could be just us.
The texture of the vamp is vastly different from the back portion of the shoes which appears to have a smoother exterior. These two parts are beautifully separated by a solid black Swoosh design that is markedly darker than the rest of the kicks, therefore allowing it to beautifully stand out against the surface.
The tongue is solid black with the words NIKE displayed on the center. Laces are obviously black which is a plus since this makes them very easy to replace.
What really draws the eyes with these shoes are the soles that curve into the shape of the foot and large grips that are meant to hold tight on the floor. It is safe to say that these kicks are made with actually sports-use in mind as the bottom portion is built for movement. The heels are the only ones which a contrasting color as it displays the word VAPORMAX in simple white font.
Product Pricing and Release
The Nike Vapormax “Triple Black” will be available on the 20th of June this year. Even better – they will be available in both men and women sizes! That is definitely good news considering how most Nike kicks today are only available in male sizes. As for the price, these shoes will hit the stands at $190, making this more or less within the same price range as other Nike models out in the market today.