A Closer Look: Nike React Element 87


One of the most anticipated upcoming Nike silhouettes of the year is the Nike React Element 87. Initially previewed as a collaboration with Japanese designer Jun Takahashi through his label UNDERCOVER, the sneaker itself features an opaque upper shell with a white React foam midsole featuring translucent black plugs. The direction of the design has lead to a more futuristic and industrial sneaker that looks to blend into the "streetwear meets gym" market. Other features such as the exterior taping on the heel, a hiking lacing system and waterproofed materials allow the sneaker to be useful in all situations. 

The Nike React Element 87 will release at select Nike outlets and directly from Nike on June 14 for $160 USD/$240 NZD.

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