In fact, this matter still has to start from UNDERCOVER’s 2018 autumn and winter women’s show, when Nike Epic React Flyknit was just released, Nike React technology for the first time in the running shoes to test the water was a great success. In just one month, we saw Sadie Sink, who was only 15 years old, wearing a pair of Nike React technology running shoes on the UNDERCOVER show. At that time, many people noticed the UNDERCOVER X Nike React Element 87 under her feet, which was also deeply attracted by this modern sense. I believe many of my friends are waiting for the official release of these shoes, but before that, we got a chance to be an addict in advance, that is the regular version of Nike React Element 87.
Vision and function
After three months, we finally ushered in the blueprint of this pair of shoes. At first glance, I saw the Nike React Element 87, which always felt that the shoes contained a blend of modern technology and vintage elements. Because even with the layman of the predecessor Nike Epic React Flyknit, we were surprised to see this kind of midsole. Later, we learned that this was the designer’s understanding of the comfort of the foot when the hole was drilled in the foam, when different drilling depths were matched with different density foam materials. If you have a Nike Epic React Flyknit on your feet, then this pair of laces will give you the feeling of flexibility, and the Nike React Element 87 is designed from the hole to be cushioned and soft during everyday wear.
As early as Nike Epic React Flyknit, Nike’s running category innovation director Ernest Kim (who is familiar with him called Professor K) introduced us to the computer-based computing design screening technology, this time the life category shoes React Element 87 uses this technology to accurately calculate the borehole in the midsole foam. The combination of different depths of drilling and different density of foam makes us once again sway the innovative spirit that Nike has always emphasized.
On the outer surface of the Nike React Element 87, the structure of the hole is also reflected. Through the footprints, we seem to see the structure inside the midsole of the shoes. When the feet fall on the sand and print the footprints like a crater, the loose React structure inside the midsole also makes people feel like a moon. On the basis of solving functional problems, the design of the appearance has become “accidentally” more avant-garde.
Retro with the trend
When we focus on the upper of these shoes, it is attracted by this deconstructed design language. At the toe and heel of Nike React Element 87, we can see the running shoes Nike Internationalist born in 1981. The shadow.
Some people will regard this design as a kind of reference to retro. In fact, this is a heritage. In today’s Nike Internationalist, it is more like a pair of casual shoes worn on weekdays, but at the time, Internationalist was For the sake of running, when the shoes were released in the first year, the positioning was designed for runners who could run 75 to 100 miles per week. So the shoes are lightweight, comfortable, with extra support on the heel and a wear-resistant suede. Now Nike React Element 87 draws inspiration from these shoes, perhaps this is an evolution of beyond recognition, but the combination of React and the transparent yarn upper brings a radical change. We can still see the reinforced structure at the heel of the Nike React Element 87, but this time we also saw the React word above, the suede design at the heel may be different from the Internationalist’s wear-resistant effect, but different materials The layering created creates a surprise for us. This is probably a breakthrough, a heritage.
In fact, the material of the transparent mesh surface of the yarn has been very common in the Nike running shoes of the past two years. This transparent texture has gradually become a new trend in the design of the shoes. However, in the previous shoes, there is only a single material throughout the whole body. The combination of a thin flap-like yarn upper and suede and hot-melt material not only highlights the layering of the shoes but also Let us see the blend of the future and the retro.
On this pair of Nike React Element 87, there are many attractive designs, we can also see a lot of Nike’s past shoes from these shoes: similar to Zoom Fly’s asymmetric tongue, cork insole, mid-bottom Transparent edging, Swoosh throughout the body, clear lines, laces with reflective details, and heel lifts and Nike’s classic “Sunflower” NSW Logo, these familiar or familiar things are all in the finest Infused with beauty for these shoes. When these simple details appear on the same pair of shoes at the same time, many people who like these details will find resonance on these shoes.
Combining Nike React’s technology and futuristic upper design, Nike React Element 87 may have to wear your daily wear this summer. Before you start, let’s see how others match this pair of shoes.