UPDATE: Nike's super slick Sock Racer was one of the brand's original exercises in bootie-style upper construction, which has since taken over the sneaker world. The retro runner has arrived back on the scene and is available right now. There are still sizes available over on atmos, so get clicking – you won't regret it.
Nike’s slimline Sock Racer is coming back for another run, true to its original form. The minimal design blazed a trail for the knitted bootie-style upper, which is dominating the market right now. Originally designed as a lightweight shoe for marathon runners, the model eventually caught on with triathletes due to its easy strap and buckle closures. This one’s a true piece of sneaker history.
The Nike Air Sock Racer OG ‘Black Yellow’ will be available on March 11 from select Nike stockists, as well as online.
– Originally published March 9, 2017