The Nike Mars Yard 1.0 and 2.0 are firmly placed as a sneakerheads grail, in fact for a lot of people it’s the ultimate shoe for your collection. Fast forward 6 years from the original release we have the “Mars Yard Overshoe”.
Nicknamed the “March Yard”, the Mars Yard Overshoe by Tom Sachs is built for what he calls the worst months of the year: the late winter where one’s feet get cold and wet. The shoe is the latest chapter in a never-ending process of improvement by wear-testing.Nike.com
Since their official release I’ve seen a few models try and style the overshoe to little success but then I saw what they looked like with the outer material removed. I just had to have them.
I bought a genuine pair off eBay for £500 (RRP£384.95) and figured they could be a future investment, considering the 1.0 and 2.0 resell well into the ££££. I bought a scalpel from Amazon and got to work. In total for both shoes it took 5 hours and I must confess I had help with the tricky parts. As the Mars Yard Overshoe comes with 2 magnetic straps I had to make the decision 1,2 or none? I decided to leave the top strap, which I think leaves the best silhouette.
Under the overshoe likes a glorious recognisable Mars Yard 3.0. Featuring a lot of the same materials, the main difference is the sole, which is blue and black and quite bulky. Overall these are amazing sneakers and really one that I think will be extremely collectable in the future. Spend a bit of time polishing this diamond, it will be worth it.