The Nike Air Max 90 VT in the Midnight Fog colorway is a study in contrasts -- a walking contradiction, to use the term loosely. To wit: the model is crafted with Nike's seamless Vac Tech construction, a build that automatically confers upon any shoe a sleek, modern aesthetic. And yet the material story is one that evokes a cozy sweater or scarf, a moderately hairy wool in dark charcoal that's terrific for brisk fall weather but perhaps incongruous on any sneaker, let alone one that's created from thermo-molded anything. Which is, actually, the entire point. The partially speckled midsole and patterned laces alone signify straightaway that these aren't for everyone. They're for the guy with style to spare, who values individuality over a herd mentality and appreciates contrariety for its own sake. The Air Max 90 VT in Midnight Fog should be landing soon at select Nike retailers as well as online.