Tom Sachs and Nike have officially unveiled their third sneaker collaboration together with an all-new shoe called, the Mars Yard Overshoe.
His work as an impromptu wear-tester (now more recognized and more standardized — the Sachs studio is actually the first true urban wear-test center in Nike history) led to the Mars Yard 2.0 in 2017. This replaced the original Vectran upper with a polyester warp-knit tricot mesh and inverted the tread of the outsole for more appropriate wear in urban environments.
Sachs’ latest Nike project, the Mars Yard Overshoe, is an extension of this process. It’s all about working under the consideration of how the Mars Yard 2.0 performs when conditions sour. What could Sachs employ to transition his equipment? Answering for questions of weather appropriateness, it allowed frustrations (freakout-inducing cold, wet feet) to channel solutions (the employment of a Dyneema, a super-strong fiber often used in boat rope and sails). Experience also diversified function. While wearing the Overshoe all the way up fends off the elements, rolling it down makes inside, heated spaces tolerable. The duality serves well for the annoyances of a New York March, and allows chic navigation of street, subway and fashion week. A new tread pattern, created by a small sipping at the highpoints of the outsole, is designed from a mastery of New York’s winters too.
As with all of Sachs’ product, the Mars Yard Overshoe balances the raw honesty of the materials and manufacturing with the artist’s touch.
Tom Sachs Nike Mars Yard Overshoe Release Date
Look for the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard Overshoe to first release on October 11th exclusively at Dover Street Market London via an online raffle. A wider release will take place on January 31st. The retail price tag is set at $550 USD.
Color: White/Cobalt Bliss-Sport Red-Black
Style Code: AH7767-101
Release Date: January 31, 2019
UPDATE: According to @py_rates, the Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard Overshoe will release on January 31st for $550 USD.
UPDATE: Nike releases official photos of Tom Sachs’ Nike Mars Yard Overshoe.
UPDATE: Before its wider release is announced, here are some detailed shots of Tom Sachs’ Nike Mars Yard Overshoe. Photos: @hanzuying