In its short time on the market, Nike ISPA‘s high-concept Road Warrior has turned heads with its unique build, dropped jaws with its $500 USD price tag and even found favor with the famously fickle Kanye West. After debuting in July, it’s now set to release in a new “Clear Jade” colorway.
First revealed by A-COLD-WALL* founder Samuel Ross, the “Clear Jade” adds an intricate color scheme to the shoe’s unique build. Flexible knit uppers are dressed in everything from jade to volt to navy blue and plum hues. All are woven together so that none overpower the others, and the forefoot is split with a Tabi toe at the forefoot — itself rimmed with hi-vis reflective detailing. This colorful assemblage is covered by a black ski-boot like strap fit system, with large heel tabs providing easy entry/removal.
Insoles join in on the action with a duo of divergent prints, and volt green EVA foam footbeds provide a brief moment of normalcy before the shoe’s signature detail: its cushioning setup. A wide duo of Pebax plates in the heel pull inspiration from Nike Shox, and two Zoom Air units are stacked directly below the arch. Two more Zoom units are present in the forefoot, providing a bouncy feel inspired by Nike Running‘s Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. Finally, wildly-patterned outsoles feature a tread pattern that’s half Waffle Racer and half monster truck tire.
The Nike ISPA Road Warrior “Clear Jade” is set to release via Nike SNKRS on October 23, and as mentioned above will retail for $500 USD.
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