Tom Sachs has quietly revealed his latest collaboration with Nike – and it looks surprisingly like a Croc.
The artist debuted with the shoe at his “Tea Ceremony” exhibition in Tokyo yesterday, and the unusual style is as unexpected as the other styles that made up Sachs’ Nike collaborations.
A bold yellow version of the Nike HTM Solarsoft sandal features the distinct utility strap detailing also incorporated into the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard overshoe. Nike’s contribution is clear through the Swooshes in the midfoot and the brand name written on the back.
It is not yet known if this is an official collaboration between Sachs and Nike. Fans believe the rubber duck yellow shoe could be part of the NikeCraft project, through which Sachs and Nike released several innovative styles, including the Mars Yard, Mars Yard 2.0, and Mars Yard Overshoe.
Speaking about the NikeCraft project in October 2018, Sachs praised the opportunity Nike gave him to think freely.
âIt means a combination of things only Nike can produce and things only Sachs can produce. It’s 50-50, “he explained in a statement.” As an artist, the greatest thing Nike has given me is the ability to expand my creative process and think, ‘This are not constraints, they are other ways of thinking, it is very valuable.
Details on the release date and price of the latest Croc-type shoe have not been announced.
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