Tuesday, 25 July 2017

First Look: Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0


Tom Sachs is a US based artist known for his contemporary and abstract pieces. Working alongside Nike, Sachs attempted to create a work of art that is functional as it is striking.


Back in 2012, Tom Sachs and Nike linked up to introduce the coveted NikeCraft Mars yard, a shoe for Tommaso Rivellini, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The coveted kicks quickly became a highly sought-after commodity and an instant classic thanks to their retrofuturistic design, going for thousands of dollars on eBay. Similar to the 2012 release, this pair showcases a vintage inspired look throughout. Cream coloured mesh hits the sidewall and also appears across the toe while premium suede offers a nice contrast in a deep shade of brown. The vintage swoosh sits across the sidewall in a deep red colourway and soft fleece makes an appearance to the inner lining.


The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 will drop on Friday, 28 July 2017, at selected retailers.