Currently Nike’s most experimental undertaking, ISPA has become something of a breeding grounds for innovation, the sub-imprint proffering envelope-inspired constructions and a wealth of technically upgraded Swoosh classics. Their latest, which evolves their aesthetics to its most natural point, harks to past designs such as the Air Rift while infusing their own penchant for state of the art cushioning and fastening systems. The bottom, which beats out the Air Max 720 in size, cuts close to the brand’s series of NEXT% models as the ball of the foot is left open to emulate a springboard effect; frontward, the tooling is supported by oversized air bubbles that sit both below the arc as well as the forefoot. Composed primarily of Primeknit, the upper follows a general sock-like design sans a typical lace unit; instead, synthetic molds travel from the tabi split toe and the heel wrap to the lateral profile whose zip-tie reminiscent component locks the tightness down to a whichever setting. Grab a good look at what’s upcoming right here, and as they’re supposedly limited to 8000 pairs, it may be difficult to purchase upon their release.
In other news, the Off-White x Air Jordan 4 releases later this July.