Nike React Element
After that lavish debut on Parisian runways, it became clear to everyone that the Nike React had to make it into the Nike sneakers gotha, eventually. Two objects help understand what's behind their origin: a slab of foam and a drill. The designers of the Nike Special Project Teams started drilling small holes on the foam sole, varying depth and density to store more data. Later, they managed to map the different points of pressure of the sole, pulling out a trust-worthy algorithm improving sneakers production. Read more…
Their goal was to find out the perfect lifestyle sole, so as to place cushioning areas where a foot need them more. Basically, the React Element 87 are lifestyle sneakers conceived for an everyday use, with a strong focus on lightness and breathability. The transparent upper is made of TPE, a thermoplastic material that's more flexible than average, while its odd lacing system goes along with 3M detailing and rubber inserts on the midsole. As a special tribute to the Swoosh archives, the shoe recalls the Nike Internationalist 1983 through a similar "Nike React" logo on the tongue, a resembling toebox and a dedicated heel insert. The cork insole, instead, comes from the Mars Yard. Few months after the launch of the first model, it came to the Nike React Element 55. The main difference stands in the synthetic upper, which replaces the daring see-through design; insole and colorways undergo a normalizing treatment, too. Yet they share the React sole, even if the Nike React Element 55 stick out as an all-around model you could rock all day, every day. Keep an eye on the upcoming drops and choose your favorite React on Graffitishop!