I always get excited when the big brands like Nike and adidas release a new style of sneaker, enter the Nike React Element 87. Besides its rather long and slightly technical-sounding name this shoe is the start of something very special.
What Nike says about the sneaker:
The Nike React didn’t actually hit the ground running. In its first form—this form—it was designed for casual wear, pure and simple. The React Element 87 is the official debut of the original technology, the one that took comfort to the cutting edge. Its super-soft sole has been optimised for the urban commute—proof that innovation can walk before it runs.
So what exactly is the Nike React Element 87? For a start the look is unique, there’s nothing else on the market that looks quite like it. With the Nike react sole technology (similar to the adidas boost) it provides a comfortable fit and features the cork inner sole, reminiscent of the Mars Yard by Tom Sachs.
The upper is a plastic-like material that’s almost see-through which adds a whole new dimension to sneakers – the colour of your socks heavily changes the appearance of the look, which is a great idea. Deciding on the type of socks to wear with these sneakers is actually now quite difficult, my white and black collection now need a desperate upgrade.
Overall the finish on these Nike React Element 87 in the Sail colourway are the OG release and are bound to be one for the collectors in the future. There’s a whole host of colourways upcoming in 2018/19 so definitely one to get in the collection.