The topic of “sustainability” or “recycling” has never been more important than nowadays. Well-known brands and major corporations have been placing a lot of emphasis on sustainability in recent months. At Nike in particular, the topic seems to be at the top of their agenda, as they are currently pushing their sustainable line ever so strongly.
The name “Nike Air Vapormax 2020 FK”, which is highly regarded by the brand with the Swoosh itself, is probably the most common among the models. These sneakers are among the most sustainable ones amidst the newer Nike iterations — even after the futuristic Space Hippie sneakers.
And, since we owe the existence of the Nike Air Vapormax 2020 FK to trash and recycled materials, the sneakers don’t seem to lose any of their value and quality whatsoever. The extraordinary colourways benefit the most because every new model looks totally crazy dressed in different colours and materials.
What is Nike’s Circularity principle?
In our last post, we already talked about Nike’s new principle. Basically, it’s about several superordinate categories, such as material selection, waste management, minimizing the use of chemical substances, etc. You can read all these basic principles in detail here.
Among the first models were crazy, colourful and eye-catching colourways. The Nike Air Vapormax 2020 FK “Multicolor”, which already carries the theme itself in its name, was off to a great start. That is why sneakerheads have all the more reason to celebrate the latest model, which is much quieter and cleaner.
The Nike Air Vapormax 2020 FK “Summit White” is wrapped in a grey knit material and has the typical embedded waste. The models are made of at least 50% recycled material. The Swooshes seem to have a similar colour as they are hardly noticeable on the side elements and emphasize the clean look. Directly behind them follows the clean collar, thin wires and the simple FlyEase system by Nike. Further down, the Beaverton-based brand uses even more trash to make up the shoe. The Nike Air sole is made from at least 75% recycled TPU and is therefore closer to the goal of zero carbon and zero waste.
With the “Deep Royal”, on the other hand, it becomes much more colourful again compared to the “Summit White”. At first sight, the sneakers look very stealthy because they have a dark blue base. In between, recycled materials weave their way through the upper and emphasize a colourful look. Other special accents are the equally colourful heel tabs and the green “Lock” and “Release” tabs. The wire lacing system on this model is painted black.
Technical Details – Flyknit Meets FlyEase
This is perhaps a perfect example of how the best technology from Nike meets the simplest lacing. Nike’s lightweight Flyknit upper is very comfortable and always wraps around the foot perfectly. Now, it’s further joined by the lightweight FlyEase technology. A simple pull on the heel laces the sneakers up immediately. If you want it to be a bit looser, you will have to pull the tongue slightly on the front.
But what would a Vapormax be without its famous Air sole? The voluminous element sits at full length right under the upper and cushions every step.
Conclusion on the Nike Air Vapormax 2020 FK “Summit White” and “Deep Royal”
To be honest, we can hardly decide which pair to choose. The “Summit White” and the “Deep Royal” are both heavy, summery sneakers. But for us, the “Summit White” perhaps wins the race, because we’ve certainly been missing a bright sneaker in the Vapormax category. But if you have already had enough light sneakers, you should definitely go for the other version. The sneakers are very fancy and look extremely nice. You can also take your actual shoe size. The sneakers fit TTS.