It’s releases like this one that show just how Nike has remained at the forefront of the shoe industry for all of these years. Meet the ISPA Link, a shoe that’s about circular design, without sacrificing on comfort. While other brands may be looking toward tech integration into their footwear, Nike has taken a different approach on future-led design. By thinking of the lifespan of a product, they are meeting the future where it’s at.
What makes it so interesting is that the entire shoe was constructed without glue. It’s held together through various interlocking components and uses tension to keep it from falling apart. This, in turn, means that at the end of the shoe’s lifespan, it can be taken apart and repurposed for another use.
Now if you’re wondering if this hulking, futuristic shoe is comfortable – Nike assures us that it is. With a thick foam insole and a higher rise upper, it gives one an almost bootie-like grip with a cushioned walking experience.
Mark your calendars to get yours this week. They go on sale at 10:00 am on June 22. The price advertised on Nike is $225 and comes in Barley/Desert Moss or Black/Medium Olive.