NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe Official Release Date and Information

If the Mars Yard—the introduction of Nike and Tom Sachs to the NikeCraft concept—was designed for aerospace scientists, its relative, the NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe (GPS), finds its foundation in the everyday. Both, of course, build on the basic idea of ​​sneaker as an everyday tool and are made with the same unwavering attention to detail.

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

“I got involved with Nike at the beginning because we wanted to create a sculpture that anyone could wear. It is a tool for everyday life; it’s democratic,” says Sachs.

The shape of the GPS is clear, thanks to a slightly perky, raised toe, but not too noticeable. The construction – with a three-piece molded cupsole, signature pull-on straps, microfibre collar and ultra-breathable knit – adds value. “It took ten years to make a shoe this simple, as simple as can be and no simpler. NikeCraft eschews innovation for its own sake, but embraces it as a necessity,” Sachs added.

The GPS technology and materials have been chosen to provide comfort, support and a high degree of tactile sensation in a well-priced product.

Attention to durability in practicality and style is shown in the upper (open enough to breathe, tight enough to fend off a few raindrops), the quality of the pull-on straps and, again, that three-piece molded cupsole. “It has taken me years to harness the superpowers of scale and deliver value while still reflecting my studio’s standards. A great partnership is something that no partner can do without the other, and NikeCraft has always been a 50/50 partnership.” says Sachs

The GPS reminds us that beauty comes from connecting with the things you own: stain, tear, repair. “The GPS is a tool to be the best,” says Sachs. “They have an understated quality. They are meant to do all the things you do and tell your story.”

Like the other great perennials of the sneaker world, the NikeCraft GPS will come in multiple color schemes. The launch version, the Studio, features a gum rubber midsole, a muted white upper and blue pull-on straps. It’s the new uniform colorway for the Tom Sachs Studio team, and it could be your uniform too.

It comes in women’s sizes 5-14.5, 15.5 and 16.5 and men’s sizes 3.5-13, 14 and 15.

The NikeCraft GPS will be available June 10 at nikecraft.com. It retails for $109.99.

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