When it comes to technology, Nike’s still light-years ahead of every other competitor. But designing a game-changing shoe requires both tech and design. Few sneakers had such an impressive impact on different subcultures as the Nike Shox TL, dropped in 2003 and still regarded as the boldest sneaker to ever step foot outside the Beaverton headquarter. Most of the credit goes to a ground-breaking cushioning system devised by Bruce Kilgore himself and inspired to NASA technology, made of a series of hollow polyurethane columns working as leaf springs to optimize energy return. Read more…
The shoe matches the daring lines of Shox technology as a TPU cage wraps up the mesh upper, then provided with a Shox logo on the tongue and the heel tab. Over time, the Nike Shox TL has been rocked by the English grime movement and by hooligans all around Europe, as well as by many other movements that wanted to set themselves apart from mainstream fads by choosing a Nike sneaker with no Air Unit. Born and repped by outsiders, the Nike Shox TL left their own mark both on sportswear and lifestyle - enjoy their comeback on Graffitishop.