The Nike ISPA React - Te new “IT” sneaker
The first release, the Nike REACT LW WR Mid iSPA, combined a lightweight, four-way stretch and water-resistant upper inspired by the LunarTerra Arktos, with the sole of the Nike React Element 87. Though it was designed with extreme change in mind, the idea of equipping a big city dweller eventually became the emphasis.
While the original iSPA shoe had a mid-height, the new low version offers a simplified take. Designed by Erick Ikeda, he was inspired by one of the most extreme emergencies ever. “I remember Apollo 13, and that led to the situation with duct tape saving their lives to be able to seal off the CO2 canisters, so they could continue to breathe and live a few more days in outer space,” he shared. This improvisation through duct tape influenced Ikeda's approach for the tape-like upper on the iSPA React WR Low.
Leveraging the flattest surface of the foot, its laces taper more to the lateral side to create a better fit. Additionally, it has tape-like “bandages” inside the shoe to provide lockdown and heel cushioning. An imperfect Swoosh adds to the idea of quickly creating and improvising in a state of emergency.
The iSPA React WR Low makes its debut in three new colorways: Velvet brown, Summit White and Black.
Nike LeBron 16 Low Atmos Safari
An official collab, the atmos x Nike LeBron 16 Low “Safari” launches on March 2nd on SNKRS, atmos locations and select retailers. LeBron James is paying homage to the grail-level sneaker by decking our his signature LeBron 16 in a similar fashion. Everything from the gum outsold to the bright yellow color to the animal pattern print is here