Nike‘s Air Vapormax 2019 Utility is an inclement weather-ready version of the standard Air Vapormax 2019 silhouette, offering a taller silhouette and more rugged upper ideal for toughing it out in surprise showers or chillier temperatures. The model’s latest colorway is an earthy “Desert Sand” makeover, complete with tonal accents.
Sitting on top of a familiar full-foot volt cushioning system given extra bounce by a layer of Cushlon foam, this Vapormax 2019 Utility’s tan upper is highly technical and significantly more trek-ready than standard Vapormax designs. A sock-like neoprene bootie reaches all the way up to the ankle to provide a snug and secure fit, which is then overlaid by taped seams, translucent TPE on the quarter and tightly knit technical mesh on the forefoot.
The lacing system is also altered, forgoing a standard setup in favor of sporty blue elastic bands secured by a cinch. Blue heel tabs then appear to help ensure easy on/easy off. Visibility and durability often go hand in hand when it comes to functional lifestyle product, so the midfoot Swoosh and elongated shapes on the toe-box and heel are dressed in a high-vis reflective material.
Look for this new Air Vapormax 2019 Utility is available now on Nike.com. The retail price is set at $190 USD.