As part of Nike’s Sportwear’s special projects, the Nike ISPA collection dates back to 2018 when the Swoosh brand created a utility and performance based silhouette.
ISPA, a program spearheaded by Nike Sportswear’s special projects, takes the tried-and-true Nike ethos of listening to the athlete, but with a twist: Rather than dissect the challenges of establishing a new sprint record, the team focuses on improving interaction with the built environment.
Those four tenets (Improvise, Scavenge, Protect and Adapt) are reflected in the final form of the first ISPA branded product, the Nike REACT LW WR Mid ISPA. It utilizes a deconstructed water-resistant bootie atop Nike REACT 87 tooling. Each component is easily read, nothing is superfluous.
Following the REACT LW WR Mid ISPA came the recent innovation of the Air Max 270. The Nike ISPA Air Max 270 follows the same design ethos as its streamlined predecessor, the React ISPA LW WR MID, but with an eye to providing a higher degree of protection.
Furthering the collection with the Nike ISPA React WR, reminiscent of the React Mid LW WR it featured water-resistant materials and a utility styled lacing system to ensures lockdown.
The up and coming release takes the same silhouette of its predecessor but with a few tweaks. The key difference is in the upper construction: Perforated mesh replaces a deconstructed water-resistant bootie for the summer months.
The Nike React Runner ISPA is now available in-store and online. Sizes available from UK3.5 – UK12, priced at £140.