Change doesn’t have to be scary. But it might look a little different. The Nike ISPA Link, which we’ve reported on before, is back with its futuristic, modular design and two new colorways.
The ISPA Link is all about rethinking how sneakers are made and how they can be manufactured with recycling in mind. The shoe comprises two interlocking pieces and is made with as few materials as possible. When you return the shoes to participating Nike stores, they can be pulled apart and recycled easily for use in a future pair of Nikes.
The midsole is a bulbous shape, made with super soft foam. This then slots into the upper — an airy knit material in a bootie-like fit that rises just above the ankle. Contrasting stitching and layering of materials complete the space-age look.
The two new colorways build upon the original black and barley options that were released back in June. First up is “Light Iron Ore and Smoke Gray” which is just a creative way of saying white and gray. This minimalist color scheme softens the aesthetic of the ISPA Link, making it easier to see how they might fit into your regular rotation. The second option, on the other hand, takes things to another level. “Off Noir and Limelight” is a fusion of eggplant purple and luminous lime green, and will definitely not go unnoticed.
The new colorways drop August 26. Sign up for drop notifications on the Nike SNKRS app.