A Chemical Reaction


Release Date: Thursday 11th October at 9 A.M. (AEDT)
Where to buy: QVB (NSW), QVM (Vic), Albert Street (QLD) and Online
Price: $229.99 AUD
Sizes: Mens US 7-12 including some half sizes

Nike Sportswear’s history with blending the past and present to create all-new silhouettes is well documented, and for 2018 they’ve emerged from the lab with their newest combination. The React Element 87 is a striking lifestyle sneaker that showcases modern comfort and contemporary aesthetics, while balancing signature Nike heritage with the latest performance tech.

Echoing the same design cues of recent silhouettes like the EXP-X14, such as the same cushioning and transparent panels, the Element 87 also pays homage to the Nike Internationalist runner from 1983 through a familiar exterior heel-clip and rounded eyelet reinforcements.

The development of the shoe was heavily driven through pressure map data taken from people during daily tasks to ensure maximum comfort. That data was also used to generate an algorithmic pattern that formulates the wave-like outsole design that wraps across the midsole – creating a visually striking finish that has become the shoe’s most iconic feature.

The featherweight upper consists of a transparent ripstop shell finished with zigzag stitching and taped accents. Odour resistant cork insoles raise the bar for the Element 87, providing even further comfort and bounce with wear.

The popular Nike React Element 87 lands at Hype DC on 11.10.18 in limited numbers. See above for stocking stores, size run and pricing.


Nike React Element 87

Nike React Element 87 racer blue

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