UPDATE: Stone Island and Nike's Sock Dart is an early contender for colab of the year – and it disappeared from shelves almost as soon as it appeared. If you missed out on this special drop then these on-foot images might pain you – fingers crossed for a restock!
UPDATE: Nike have treated us to a fresh set of images of the upcoming Sock Dart colab with Stone Island. The highly anticipated drop from the Swoosh will land on January 26 at NikeLab retailers and Stone Island Flagship stores. A word of warning though, the price on these Darts will be mighty spicy.
Italian lords of outerwear Stone Island have just shared their latest collaboration with NikeLab and it’s an instant classic. After working with the Swoosh’s top tier department on a line of utilitarian jackets, Stone Island have applied their unique function-driven tastes to Nike’s Sock Dart.
With an early 2000s design pitched at ventilation, the Dart is far from weatherproof. Stone Island’s colab looks to address this extra guarding around the angular midsole, and thick licks of paint that smear across the bootie like stucco. The collar of the bootie then comes in pebbled grain leather coloured to complement either the olive, navy or black makeups. Naturally, Stone Island’s compass-inspired logo then blares above the foot strap.
The Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart pack is set to drop at select Nike retailers on January 26. Stay tuned for more info.
– Originally published on January 18, 2017