Nike Air Max Light – OG vs. VNTG Comparison

January 24, 2012 BY

RATE THIS
0.00 / 5 (NO VOTES YET)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS
Loading...Loading...

Rocking vintage kicks have become a popular method of capturing that true retro styling sought out by sneakerheads and hipsters alike, and so Nike began a controversial collection of ‘VNTG’ sneakers – that is, taking freshly manufactured models and giving them a vintage makeover. You can typically find these Nike VNTG models with softer suede, pre-yellowed midsoles and the 70’s Nike tongue label, but the recently released Nike Air Max Light is hardly from that true ‘vintage’ era. In fact, it’s barely even an 80’s baby, as the Air Max Light (actually the Air Max II) was born just before the turn of the decade, sandwiched between the Air Stability (Stab) of ’88 and the iconic Air Max 90 (III) of ’90. It took eighteen years for the Light to see the light of day, with most of the great releases dropping as Euro exclusives and collaborations – most of the U.S. drops were available at chain retailers in crazy colorways and didn’t induce the excitement a true flagship Air Max would have.

Nike Sportswear finally decided to drop the two original Air Max Light colorways in late 2011, but in the oft-maligned ‘VNTG’ form, but it’s clear Nike got it down pat by pre-yellowing just the rear portion of the two-piece midsole (the rear was built with polyurethane, the forefoot with EVA, which resisted yellowing). Want to see for yourself? Sneaker News has for you a nice side-by-side comparison between the true original and the redone Retro, and you’ll quickly see that the OG has that two-toned yellowing with a truer aged appeal, down to the discolored thermoplastic straps, dingy mesh, and oxidation on the outsole. A picture says a thousand words, and we’ve got a ton of ’em below, so check out this great Nike Air Max Light OG vs. VNTG comparison below and let us know what other Nike models you’d like to see with the ‘VNTG’ treatment.

Load next page (2/3)
Loading...

Filed under: Air Max Light Nike Air Max Vintage

Tags:

latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Is the adidas' Futurecraft 4D the future of sneakers? by SneakerNews

How Kaws got to design an Air Jordan IV. by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

720117

Klay Thompson’s ANTA KT3 Might Be The Best Chinese Basketball Shoe Ever by Patrick Johnson

720012

John Mayer Teams With Nike To Release Limited Air Max 90 “Spirit Level” by Patrick Johnson

720175

A USA-Themed Nike Air Max 97 Is Coming Soon by Zack Schlemmer

719783

The Nike Flyknit Trainer Retro Arrives In One Week by Sneaker News

720043

Sneakersnstuff Opens Raffle For Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0 by Zack Schlemmer

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU