Audacious New Nike ISPA Road Warrior Retails at $500
A quick site search on Nike’s ISPA lineage reveals that the brand’s infant subdivision is extremely different in its approach to footwear. The overarching theme of the lineage is based on the basic rules of survival, Improvise, Scavenge, Protect and Adapt — and its easy to see how all four elements and invoked on this overlay-audacious ISPA release that’s surfaced online today — now revealed to be the Nike ISPA Road Warrior
Claimed to be limited to just 8000 pairs worldwide, the sneaker — whose name is yet to be revealed — serves up a concoction of tech, utilitarian hardware, and responsiveness to a degree that we’ve never seen before. First looks indicate that these may well be based on the Nike LeBron 15, due to its overall shape, segmented Air units, and extensive use of pulls. The mid-rise woven sock upper is segmented into a camel toe, and sports multiple different weaves, colors, and textures. It’s encased at the toe and heel by milky translucent guards, both of which hold connections for the snowboot-like lock-down bindings across the vamp. Underfoot you’ll find a foam midsole, Zoom Air pods — double-stacked at the midfoot — and a spring suspension in the rear. Outsoles are as aggressive as they get, sporting a seemingly randomized Waffle tread in varying sizes.
As of the time of publication, details surrounding this new silhouette’s release are vague — so be sure to check back into our official Twitter account for further developments. Until then, grab a detailed look at the pair here below!
Update 07.03.20 // Yesterday’s official unveiling of Nike’s 2020 ISPA collection shed some more light on the Nike ISPA Road Warrior, with the sneaker confirmed to scavenge innovation from many different places: basketball, training, running, outdoor apparel. The goal was to build a piece of footwear that can thrive in urban environments. The Road Warrior references the pioneering design of the 2-hour marathon breaking Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% and the energy return of the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT. The open floating heel borrows from early Nike Shox prototypes, but shifts from the boing boing effect of the pillars to incorporate double stack zoom pods and double under footplates.
A release date has also been confirmed, with pairs touching down exclusively on Nike.com on July 17th for a wild retail price point of $500. Grab an official look at the pair here below, and should you be chasing a pair later this month, make sure you set yourself a release reminder right here on our dedicated Nike Release Calendar.
Nike ISPA Road Warrior
Style Code: CI0983-100
Release Date: July 17th, 2020
Where to Buy:
Nike.com @ 10 am ET
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