As you may have heard over the past couple of years, chunky is back. A debuting silhouette from Nike, the Zoom X Vista Grind may fit the chunky bill, physically, but don’t expect any retro styling. A certain amount of physical bulk is the main tie that the ultra-modern design of the Zoom X Vista Grind has to its predecessors.
The cornerstone of any chunky design is the cushioning technology that requires all that housing space. Here, the Zoom X foam that gives the Zoom X Vista Grind its name, features prominently. The vibrant material is recycled from Nike Zoom Fly running shoes is partially revealed with stylized cut out segments of the shoe’s appropriately substantial midsole, and fully revealed on the underside with a translucent sole unit.
A new variant of the futuristic silhouette changes things up with a bit of retro inspiration. The translucent, NextSkin upper usually sported by the Zoom X Vista Grind is swapped out for a more classic, textile upper construction, with a 90s palette of black and venomously fluorescent yellow.