UPDATE: Missed out on the initial European drop? Here comes redemption, these have started turning up at a string of stockists state-side, including Concepts. Get on it!
A true pioneer in its own regard, unsuspectingly, the Nike Sock Racer was the pinnacle of the redefinition of lightweight running. More sock or sandal than sneaker, its lineage can be seen in contemporary crowd favourites, including the Nike Roshe Run, where the Sock Racer's minimalist construction and full-foot mesh upper opened up the floodgates of possibility. Jump forward thirty years, and the beauty of this humble trainer is still as good as it ever was. Thanks to SNKR FRKR Germany for the froth-worthy gallery of the Nike Sock Racer 'Genealogy Pack'. Those with a quick trigger finger can find these right now over at Firmament where sizes are disappearing fast. Stay tuned for wider release details.
- Originally published April 10, 2014.