The exploits of Bill Bowerman have served as the inspiration for quite a few Nike projects over the years. That makes perfect sense; Bowerman was an integral force behind the establishment of Nike as a global powerhouse of innovation and performance. The latest Bowerman inspired work is a little different, in that goes beyond the legendary running coach turned designer’s athletic background. During World War II, Coach Bowerman was Major Bowerman of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Nike’s 10th Collection, draws on the 10th’s time in the mountainous regions of Italy, with ultra modern silhouettes that embrace outdoors, utility minded design.
The new React Ianga melds the versatile modernity of React with a military jungle boot, as a sleek, hi-top silhouette is outfitted with a hearty nylon upper, leather toeboxes, suede overlays and waxed laces. With foxing and tongue webbing providing structure and easy entry, and a new heel-clip design for containment and lockdown, think of this as a boot meets runner hybrid.
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- Nike React Ianga
- Black/Anthracite/Court Purple/Light Aqua