Stone Island and Nike are continuing their partnership. This time the Italian innovative fashion house gave their taste to one of Nike most cult favorite model, the Sockdart. Lets start with some historie first:
The Sock Dart is born in 2002 from Tobie Hatfield’s desire to rethink the combination of footwear components, the shoe initially released in Japan in 2004 and quickly became a collector’s item. Essential to the shoe’s aesthetic success was its computerized knit upper — the first step in the innovation now known as Nike Flyknit.
Stonie stays true to the original model while adjusting it by making it water-resistant — thanks to a silicon print on the upper, created through Stone Island’s firsthand experimentation with Nike’s sandwich mesh fabric in Italy. For further weather protection, the strap’s characteristic holes are filled, and the collar is made of soft, supportive Ariaprene™. The forefoot of the shoe’s new outsole also has a multidirectional sipe pattern for water dispersion and improved traction. Signature branding from both Stone Island and Nike can be found on the tongue tab as well as a transitional pattern along its toebox.