Roshe Run

ROSHE-RUN-250x167The brainchild of Nike Sportswear designer Dylan Raasch, the Roshe Run is a sneaker scaled back to the barest of basics. With the name drawn from  ‘Roshi’ – the title commonly bestowed upon a Zen master – the shoe draws inspiration from a Zen garden. With an outsole evoking carefully laid stepping stones and an insole mimicking a freshly raked rock garden, the Roshe Run represents an interplay of serious and playful design. With an eye to keeping costs low and carbon footprints small, the usual method of creating a sole with a cushioned mid and rubber bottom was eschewed for a single-foamed unit which was both durable and comfortable, thus cutting back on manufacturing costs.