Nike’s next ISPA shoe is all about extremes; extremely unique, extremely futuristic, and extremely limited.
The ISPA (which stands for Improvise, Scavenge, Protect, Adapt) division has been around since late 2018, and Nike continues to use it to push radical, sustainable, and forward-thinking design. Sneakers and apparel pieces from the ISPA collection tend to feature reconstructed and raw looks, and this leaked sneaker is no exception. The upper appears to be made from Flyknit yarn (one of Nike’s most sustainable and widely-used materials) but the lockdown system looks to be entirely new to Nike, featuring four notched zip-tie like plastic cables fastened to a plate that holds down the top of the foot. Additionally, the shoe uses a split-toe tabi-style upper, adding to the futuristic look of the shoe and hearkening back to the Air Rift sandal.
Most notable, however, is the sole. The sneaker appears to feature double-stacked exposed Zoom Air pods, similar to Matthew M Williams’ upcoming Nike shoe. While the wearer’s heel appears not to even make contact with the ground, the entire thing is wrapped in an exaggerated waffle-style outsole.
Currently, leaked information suggests the release will be limited just 8,000 pairs. While model name, release date, and pricing are all yet-to-be-announced, check out detailed photos of the upcoming Nike ISPA Zoom runner below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates on this model.