Nike is easily the biggest trainer brand in the world. Despite Adidas catching up in sales the swoosh remains the dominant brand. Even with Nike’s unwavering popularity, many pairs of trainers have been sitting as of late. There could be a variety of factors such as higher production numbers, price points and simply too many colourways, which in turn has caused some models to sell out slower than expected. With that in mind, we give you 5 of the best models still available today.
- Triple Black Vapormax – Love them or hate them it is hard to deny that the Vapormax is an extremely popular model especially among those that appreciate a good running silhouette. The Vapormax reinvents old Nike technology by sporting the first completely exposed air bubble. When you add in the sleek flyknit upper (especially in black) it’s easy to see why the model has proven to be so popular. Despite this many sites such as Size? still, have a decent selection of sizes left. Perhaps it has sat for so long because there is already a NikeLab and NikeID version that has already dropped.
- Air More Uptempo – Light Bone – This silhouette has had somewhat of a resurgence over the past year and a half thanks to Nike retroing the shoe Scottie Pippen made famous alongside Micheal Jordan and Dennis Rodman. Whilst Original colourways have come back to great fanfare; new fresh colourways have also made an appearance on the sneaker. It’s hard to deny the Light Bone iteration deserves more attention than it has gotten, the perfect year round colour of off-white, almost tan is a great year round shoe; which has the added comfort of the tried and true Nike air system. There is a full size run on Nike and if you’re lucky enough to have a few pulse codes left over you can get 20% off.
- Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 – The Original – Purists of the Air Max 1 may disagree with the idea of the Ultra series but a lighter version of a classic trainer should be welcomed in with open arms (Plus resale for the original pair is considerably more). Retailing at £115 pounds and still available in an almost complete size run on Nike.com every sneakerhead needs an Air Max 1 in the collection, so why not add the most iconic colourway to your rotation?
- Air Zoom Spiridon – Race To Everyday – Another all black trainer! Everyone needs a pair or two of black trainers in their collection and the Spiridon might be the affordable option you need. Nike seems to be unparalleled when it comes to re-releasing older models to great effect. First, it was the Sock Dart than the Presto and now we have the Spiridon. A classic silhouette that fits into any modern day wardrobe the Spiridon is another affordable model that is popular with sneakerheads.
- Flyknit Racer – Various Colourways – Last but not least we have the Flyknit Racer, at one time the racer was probably one of Nike’s most popular models. Now you can pick up a pair for just under £80 and even less if you have a discount code. Extremely lightweight, versatile and most importantly comfy the Racer had been an instant sell out until recently for a reason. Whilst many sneakerheads may have fatigue from the Racer, it is clear that at the current sale, price adding another pair to the collection would be a wise move. Not to mention the huge catalogue of triple white, triple black, multicoloured and oreo colourways all sitting on Nike.