To say that Nike is just a sportswear brand would be totally incorrect. Over the past few decades, the brand has easily escaped this stereotype, creating shoes that don’t fall into any specific category. But here they get a little closer to the lifestyle, creating a shoe – dubbed Be-Do-Win – that’s a whole lot different from anything they’ve released this year so far.
In appearance, the shoe is more like a moccasin, leaning oddly close to some of Clarks’ best icons. The suede construction only serves this resemblance, dressing the upper in almost its entirety. It’s only along the forefoot and tongue that performance materials come into play, with their ballistic mesh texture only made more apparent by the strong red color. Elsewhere, the sides and medals opt for a somewhat retro aesthetic, alternating touches of navy, bright blue, green and mustard yellow. Some of these tones make another appearance on the heel whose embroidery spells out the model’s name. Finally, the sole – which is unique to the Be-Do-Win – is intentionally deformed, its conspicuously recycled foam having no discernible shape.
Take a look for yourself via the official images below. Sizes are sure to show on Nike.com and possibly selected retailers soon.
In other news, the Air Jordan 1 prototype is just around the corner.
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Release date: 2021
Color: N / A
Men: N / A
Model Code: DR6694-400