NIKELAB React LW Runner ISPA


Nike's REACT tech has dominated  2018 with key styles like the Element 87 reigning supreme. Not the type to rest on their laurels after a job well done the infamous NikeLab are back with more innovative boundary pushing takes on contemporary Nike favourites.

Enter ISPA, a program spearheaded by Nike Sportswear's special projects department, They start by taking the tried-and-true Nike ethos of listening to the athlete, but with a twist: Rather than dissect the challenges of establishing a new sprint record, the team focuses on improving interaction with the built environment. Or, as ISPA Footwear Designer Shamees Aden puts it, ISPA allows for a discrete examination of "the people who are commuting three to five miles a day."

"From the outset we thought, ‘These shoes will be defined by the problem we're trying to solve.’ That's become the reoccurring theme. We are able to draw from the best of Nike — all the new innovations, like REACT cushioning, and beautiful technical fabrics and materials — to answer for what we saw people were lacking," says Nathan Jobe, senior footwear creative director NSW.



"It's the honesty about the method the shoes are made with that makes it fascinating," says ISPA Design Innovation Lead Darryl Matthews. "The process from which we explored the product is clear in its aesthetic. The upper is engineered to the exact specifications of an internal waterproof liner that you would commonly find in-between the lining and upper of a waterproof ACG hiking boot. It is exactly what it is! We also made sure the pattern heights and method of make were correct in what constitutes as a fully waterproof product — for this shoe that’s where the element of protect really shines.

All 3 NikeLab React LW Runner MD WP SOE launch at HANON on November 21st.



NikeLab React LW Runner MD WP SOE
AT3143-001
Black/White-Anthracite Crimson
Price: £149.00



NikeLab React LW Runner MD WP SOE
AT3143-100
Summit White/Off-White Crimson
Price: £149.00



NikeLab React LW Runner MD WP SOE
AT3143-400
Blue Void/Black-Orange-Phantom
Price: £149.00