First debuted during the COMME des GARÇONS' SS17 collection runway show in Paris earlier this week, the CdG for Nike VaporMax has finally been officially unveiled.

The futuristic shoe combines designer Rei Kawakubo’s modernism with Nike’s traditional and longstanding Air technology. The radical (and let's be honest, dope AF) new look is possible because whereas previous Air units had to be insulated by a secondary rubber layer for protection, new technologies now allow the incorporation of the Air and exterior layer into one holistic, standalone VaporMax Air unit — in laymen's terms, the big and shiny bubble bit at the sole.

Nike says the new innovation will enable other future designers to create new and powerful-looking shoes. Here CdG has opted for a Flyknit upper, modified to reflect Kawakubo's desire to create a slip-on.

The two brands have collaborated many times previously, including on the Blazer Low, Blazer High, Defender Jersey and more.

The Nike VaporMax for COMME des GARÇONS VaporMax will release in early 2017.

While we wait, check out the sleek street style from the COMME des GARÇONS’ SS17 show.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.