If you tuned into fashion week earlier this year, you may have caught a glimpse of Nike's forthcoming silhouette. The Nike React Element 87 is already a candidate for SOTY, and continues to draw unprecedented attention from sneakerheads across the globe. Jun Takahashi's UNDERCOVER label originally included this silhouette as part of a collaborative drop. However, it's been confirmed that Nike plans to release this sneaker as a solo project. While they're scheduled to drop June 21st in Asia, we'll have to wait until July 13th for a North American release. Several colorways have been leaked, yet the white and black offerings are the only ones expected to drop.
The Nike React Element 97 channels OFF-WHITE vibes. Could it be the translucent upper? Maybe it's the industrial vibe stemming from the construction of the silhouette? It'll sure be interesting to see how quickly these fly off shelves. This lifestyle silhouette will include REACT foam cushioning. It should be noted that the sneaker's cork sole will greatly enhance the level of comfort. Currently, they're listed at $160, but god only knows how much resellers will attempt to sell them for. If you're lucky enough to score a pair, be sure to grab some repellent to keep them clean!
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