Nike will again fuse the old with the new, bringing the timeless Japanese sashiko stitching technique to the contemporary Zoom Vomero 5. This upcoming "Sashiko" edition is a testament to the versatility of running footwear, proving that performance and artisanal design can go hand in hand.
The sneaker's base is set in an earthy palette; the tan canvas twill upper offers a durable yet flexible foundation, while tonal tongues, midfoot and heel caging, and the midsole maintain the natural, grounded vibe. Rich beige and tan leather layer on top, adding a touch of luxury and depth to the design. Neutral suede complements these layers, reinforcing the rustic aesthetic that makes the shoe feel almost outdoor adventure-ready.
What truly sets the pair apart, however, is the sashiko-style collar. This traditional Japanese stitching method, often used for reinforcement and decoration, is presented in a faded blue hue that beautifully contrasts the earth-toned canvas. It's not just a visual element; it's a nod to the meticulous craftsmanship that has stood the test of time and is now interwoven with Nike's innovative footwear technology.
Dominating the sides is a bold brown Swoosh, stitched with contrasting thread that subtly echoes the sashiko theme. This feature is both a brand identifier and a harmonious addition to the sneaker's celebration of textile art.
Enjoy a closer look at the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Sashiko” via the official images below. It's expected to hit Nike.com and select retailers on December 30, 2023.
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