It’s no secret that Tom Sachs’ Nikecraft General Purpose shoes aren’t the most thrilling kicks to look at. In fact, many people, including Highsnobiety’s style writer Sam Cole and news editor Jake Silbert, dubbed the sneaker as a snooze fest, especially compared to Sachs’ man-on-the-moon Mars Yard Overshoe.
But, here’s the thing: Tom Sachs agrees! Yes, he knows the shoes are dull and simple. The artist even branded his latest Nike sneakers as “boring,” per the big, bold word stamped on the Instagram release announcement.”Your sneakers shouldn’t be the most exciting thing about you,” the post reads. “It took us 10 years to make a sneaker this simple — as simple as can be and no simpler.”
After designing crazy-innovative feet heat for astronauts and athletes, Tom Sachs finally said “I got you” to the average Joes of the world.While the Sachs’ GPS is indeed “democratic” in essence, our FRONTPAGE feature utilized his forthcoming sneaker to remind us of his meticulous approach to design and kink for high-quality materials.
Crafted with Nike’s Killshot and Waffle One in mind, Sachs’ Nikecraft GPS boasts a tight-knit breathable upper resting upon a beefed-up cupsole featuring a comfy EVA center and rubber outsole and midsole.
Meanwhile, the tongue receives a perforated foam treatment, sealed with the Tom Sachs x Nikecraft branded label and donning strap (you’ll get some pull tab action on the ankle, too).Sachs’ Nikecraft GPS series kicks off with the “Studio” colorway — the gum-soled iteration pictured up top — on June 10 for $109.99 on Nikecraft’s online store. Per leaks, a mustard yellow rendition is expected to release as yet another grande bland NikeCraft GPS color scheme.For the last five months, sneaker enthusiasts ripped on the sneakers’ humdrum appearance. Little did we know everything was going all according to Sachs’ plan.