Considering last year’s psychedelic and futuristic UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87 — not to mention their wild Daybreak — images of an upcoming blacked-out trail shoe link-up come as quite a surprise. Or maybe, when Jun Takahashi is involved, we’d do better to just expect the unexpected.
Reaching into the collaborative hat, the pair have pulled out an obscure rabbit indeed: the archival SFB Mountain. Debuting in 2015, the hiking boot was inspired by Bill Bowerman’s World War II service and featured an array of battle-ready accoutrements. Takahashi has taken the silhouette and plied it with updated techy details. The upper remains largely untouched, but the hiking laces make way for a more modern toggle and cord arrangement, while a forefoot strap system wears subtle ‘The New Warriors’ printed across the midfoot.
Check out the official images of the @Nike x @undercover_lab SFB Mountain dropping in a Black/Sail/Black colourway, scheduled to drop in the Summer (we may see an earlier release).— PY_LEAKS™ (@pyleaks) March 2, 2019
The pair will retail for $350.#NoMoreSecrets :waving_black_flag: pic.twitter.com/l92vyL5MN2
Word via the good folks at py_leaks slates a summer release. Stay tuned.