After months of speculation and sneak peaks, Nike officially announces its latest lifestyle sneaker, the Nike React Element 87. Equipped with a series of pressure maps and a drill, designers at Nike Sportswear drilled holes in foam till they found which depths and densities provided the utmost comfort. The densities and pressure maps were figured through what is known as a tile (essentially the graphic part of an equation) to create a patterned midsole delineating where the drill experiments had realized those different densities but now perfectly scaled to every shoe size. The thick react outsole and lightweight translucent upper culminates in a clean and modern aesthetic with hints of trail runners as well as Nike’s iconic Internationalist runner.
Look for the Nike React Element 87 at select stockists starting in July and a special Gyakusou collection in the coming months.