Born in a striking high-impact yellow with black
accents, the Sock Racer was another innovative
Nike that was at least 20 years ahead of its time.
Super light with almost no support or structure
in the upper, the Sock Racer can now be viewed
as a prescient forerunner to Nike’s lightweight
Free program, albeit with two plastic buckles
instead of standard laces. The time is surely
right for a retro!
Photo: BRYAN LAROCHE
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