Since losing Kanye West five years ago, Nike has often used some of the rapper's popular colorways to inject energy into non-collaborative silhouettes. And while it's probably unfair to reduce every shoe that bears these schemes as "Yeezy-inspired," it's an inescapable reality as long as West's general influence within the footwear industry remains strong.

Recently, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility surfaced in a sleek, black-based colorway featuring bright crimson pull-tabs and a volt VaporMax cushioning setup. The immediate response from sneakerheads is that there's a "Solar Red" Yeezy 2-like feeling about this make-up, whether intentional or not.

Fans of the look will be able to purchase a pair on Thursday, July 5 at footlocker.com and Nike Sportswear retailers.

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility
Release Date: 07/05/18
Color: Black/Black-Volt-Bright Crimson
Style #: AH6834-007
Price: $225

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