React Element on steroids anyone?
Nike’s React Element series has been a hit this year. We have made our case on why it is deserving of the sneaker of the year nod and why it will not be the next Roshe Run. As the sneaker continues to evolve, Nike is set to release a mid-top version called the React Runner Mid WR ISPA.
Its unusual name is the first sneaker under Nike’s ISPA division. Short for Improvise/Scavenge/Protect/Adapt, the division’s goal is to design shoes using Nike’s latest technologies and methods. “We are able to draw from the best of Nike—all the new innovations, like React cushioning, and beautiful technical fabrics and materials—to answer for what we saw people were lacking,” NikeLab designer Nate Jobe—who also designed the React Element 87— said.
As the naming convention implies, they come with an all-new water-resistant upper that can handle the elements just like Nike’s ACG line. A boot-like mid-cut, rope laces, and side straps complete the utilitarian look on the React Runner Mid WR ISPA.
All three colorways are set to drop on November 21. No word yet if we are getting them locally, so stay tuned.