Of the multiple variations on the Air Max 270, the React ENG edition might be the most futuristic yet. Nike’s latest update to the big-bubbled casual takes on a wavy reinforced upper, complete with seamless welded overlays and gradient colours.
It’s not just a cosmetic update, as the lace configuration has changed and a new tongue toggle comes standard. After all, who ties their laces anymore? The formula below on the midsole remains the same, a blend of React in the forefoot and approximately 32mm of Air in the heel.
And yes, the Travis Scott colab looks like it’s going to be same silhouette. However, the focus here is an exciting blue and yellow number, plus a very Evangelion-esque purple and lime.
Nike Japan. January 16.