words // Nick Engvall
images // Nick DePaula

Our first look at the Nike Air Max Alpha 2011 was of the brightly colored Blue Glow colorway. Today we have a closer look at another new colorway of the vault-inspired design that brings current technology together with iconic detailing from historic Nike shoes.

The logo on the tongue of the Nike Air Max Alpha 2011 comes from the popular Nike Air Max 95 model. While the new 180 degree cushioning system is updated, you can’t help but think of 180 designs from the past. Keeping the Air Max Alpha 2011 light as can be is a seamless Hyperfuse upper that is also breathable. A phylon forefoot also keeps things lightweight but also helps keep performance a priority with flex grooves designed for optimum flexibility. Of course, the combination of Black and Sport Red with Metallic Silver details is one that appeals to many, and from the pictures below you can see why.

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Nike Air Max Alpha 2011 Black/Sport Red

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