It’s a great time to be sneaker head, gone are the days when collaborations were merely an adult version of painting by numbers, colour way flips aren’t enough to entice discerning customers, you have to them offer more. There’s no better example in recent years than the collaborations between Nike and ACRONYM, Off-White and my personal favourite Tom Sachs Mars Yard. Back in the day when I studied Product Design at Central St Martins I somehow managed to stumbled across Tom Sachs studio. The first things I saw from their studio was this amazing video called 10 bullets which focused on virtues of great studio etiquette, if you haven’t watched it I highly recommend you do, it’s great!
Their first Nike collaboration (Mars Yard v1) came out last year and it was one of my favourite shoes of recent years, it’s incredibly versatile and unlike other shoes looks better the more beat it is. If you don’t believe check out my pair below, i’ve worn these months at time through various weather conditions and they still hold up! They just announced the 2nd iteration of the Mars Yard now dubbed an ‘Overshoe’ it looks crazy and I doubt it’ll be as popular as version 1 but i love them and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard Overshoe is available to purchase now on StockX.