Model: React Element 87
Key Features: The midsole features Nike’s revolutionary new React foam technology, while the upper makes use of a translucent shell, exterior taping on the heel, an exposed lace collar, and trail-running style laces.
Release Date: July 13 in North America; June 26 everywhere else
Buy: Nike and select retailers tbc
Editor’s Notes: We first got a look at Nike’s futuristic-looking new trail-runner at UNDERCOVER’s Paris Fashion Week show back in March. It was assumed at the time that the silhouette was an UNDERCOVER x Nike collaboration. Now Nike has confirmed that there will, in fact, be a non-collab release.
The silhouette we’re expecting to be one of 2018’s most popular models is set for release around the world on June 26, with the U.S. to follow on July 13.
Designed by the Nike special projects team, led by senior design director Nate Jobe, the Nike React Element 87 has a futuristic, technical vibe. Speaking about the project, Jobe said, “The Nike Element React 87 was realized by drilling foam and applying a computational design filter. The results presented a new articulation of Nike’s React technology while an out-the-box interpretation of a friendly runner from the past yielded an avant-garde new upper.”
Stay tuned for more information about the more exclusive UNDERCOVER collab.
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