One Small Step for Nike
The Nike Sneakerboot…turning a hike into a sprint.
The never ending trend merry go round has had a new dimension added to it. Where, traditionally, we are usually seeing formal become casual and casual become formal (Sports Luxe anyone?), Nike has taken it upon themselves to create the bastard son of the running shoe and a hiking boot, a.k.a. the Sneakerboot.
The ranges that will have the sneakerboot treatment this Autumn include the Roshe, Lunar and Air Force 1s. If I were a betting man, however, my money would be on the Air Max 90 version of the sneakerboot being the runaway success amongst the masses. As the leaves begin to emigrate south and temperatures return to their contemptibly familiar lows, the Air Max 90s will be the ones to transcend the fashion-function divide.
The Sneakerboots will be available in the NikeTown store Oxford Street from October and, in addition, there will also be a classic Nike X Liberty make over. Or, if you’re super keen, you can pre-order the Roshe version at End clothing now.
Words: Michael Thomas