As everyone on the boot world knows by now Nike have recently released a modernized version of the original 1998 vapor. They have taken the design of the original Vapor and have given it all the modern tech we see in the Vapor IX. The release was met with open arms by fans and was very well received. Here is what a few members of the SC101 team have to say about Nike’s most recent limited edition release!
First thoughts were “Didn’t they just release a bunch of other limited edition boots” and “They are really starting to capitalize on the amount of vapor heads out there”. I absolutely love the fact that nike have decided to pay homage to the first boot in what is the most popular boot series of all time but the fact that they have once again made it limited edition with a sky high price tag kind of irks me.
The originator of the speed boot is back. The original edition still looks modern today and I’m sure there are a few people who wish that the originals were still being manufactured by Nike. I’d actually be one of them, whereas the Volt colourway gives it a bit of a 2013 makeover, I’m not sure the design fully needs it, it was bang tidy in 1998 and it’s still bang tidy now.
Is this real? Have Nike really reached into their “vault” to bring back one of their most iconic boots? To say I was in shock may be overkill, but I just can’t get over how good of an idea it is to bring back classic boot designs. We always hear a clamoring for Nike to bring back the Vapor II or Adidas to bring back the Predator Mania, and I was never sure how they could do that in an ever-evolving boot market. Obviously the folks at Nike have figured out a way to bring back the classics by applying old colors and designs to new boots, and we can now have the best of both worlds.
To me, this boot just looks like a great color way on a strange version of the mercurials due to the fact that I was just 4 when this boot was first released. I think it looks great though and I would love a pair if I could get my hands on them.
See what else we have to say after the break!