Nike’s React Element 87 is up there with 2018’s best new sneakers. Its GR options have piqued interest like few others, and the looming Undercover collection is guaranteed to create a wallet-draining frenzy. But while we’re waiting on Jun Takahashi’s pairs to release, there could be a colab on the horizon.
New pairs floating around Instagram have been attributed to collaborator Craig Green — the guy responsible for Moncler’s wild Bibendum-style suits. Green has upped the Element 87’s weird factor, taking the lace system down to the toe and constructing uppers from what looks like elastic cotton bands. If it were any other shoe, it wouldn’t work. But given the 87 is an oddity anyway, we can see how the finished product could be a hit.
Of course, it’s all just hearsay until Beaverton weigh in. We’ll let you know when they do.