Nike Sportswear has officially unveiled their newest silhouette, the EXP-X14, which they continue to push the boundaries of lifestyle footwear through the use of numbers and transparent design elements.
The models name EXP is short for “experiment,” which was essentially how the Nike Sportswear designers adapted performance running features into a lifestyle shoe. The second part of the shoe’s name, X14, was the original internal codename for Nike React technology (which is used in the shoe’s midsole to provide cushion for all-day comfort). N3546, which is printed on the medial side, represents Steve Prefontaine’s fastest mile (3 minutes and 54.6 seconds) and nods to Nike’s rich history in running.
With its translucent upper, this shoe is a modern take on the Nike Zoom Drive (a late-90s running shoe). The exposed TPU plate that cuts across the midsole and tapered heel emulate the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes worn by Breaking2 athletes.
Nike EXP-X14 Release Date
Look for the Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 to release on June 28th via SNEAKRS in Europe. On July 6th, the shoe will be available from the Nike SNKRS app in North America, Greater China at select retailers and Nike.com.