Nike ISPA began the rollout of its Fall 2020 collection with the hybrid OverReact — a half sneaker, half moccasin hybrid — and now it’s brought the React-equipped silhouette over to August with a rich new “Shadowberry” colorway. Mixing dark, elegant hues with a conceptual construction, the “Shadowberry” is a fitting addition to the Nike sub-label’s lineup.
Uppers are built of black and burgundy Flyknit, bolstered with synthetic black forefoot overlays and black suede half-circles on the lateral and medial quarter. A single grey Swoosh is present on each forefoot, and heel tabs are held down by a fuchsia cord. The top half’s pièce de résistance, however, is the lacing system.
Minimal in build but maximal in technical detail, a single thin fabric strap ping-pongs from the lateral forefoot to the medial midfoot, during which it’s concealed by the toebox’s top layer. It then rises up into a rubber fastening where it’s secured by Velcro and wraps back around to the medial collar. Pinned-on fabric tongue tags add a final dash of flair up top.
Down below, strobels have been removed so thick slabs of React foam sit directly under the wearer’s foot for maximum feel and comfort. The outside edge’s geometries are culled from past React models like the React Element 87, and black outsoles round off the look.
The Nike ISPA OverReact “Shadowberry” is set to release on Nike SNKRS come September 10, and is priced at $180 USD.