Blending aesthetics from the archives and Nike’s current design language, the three lines celebrate experimentation and channel a utilitarian design. Kicking off the trio is the Nike Drop Type LX from the N. 354 line, a sneaker which is based on a 2001 prototype of the Nike Mowabb. The Drop Type LX visually sits somewhere between a low-top Blazer and an All Court and features smooth leathers, a statement cap toe, exposed foam, and nubuck paneling swathe its upper. The starting point for the N. 354 line is the archives which will be used to spark new footwear ideas and designs.
THE10TH is a line which honors Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. He served in the Tenth Mountain Division of the United States Army which specializes in conquering mountainous and arctic conditions, which has resulted in the aforementioned technical Nike React Sertu. The line will introduce current models with a reinterpreted look that allows them to tackle the great outdoors, finished with rugged details.
Rounding off the announcement is the D/MS/X line. This is Nike’s most daring new project as it brings together footwear with niche areas within sports, such as motocross. The line will once again rework both classic and new models and will focus on boundary-pushing designs and function.
Take a look at the upcoming designs and signature line models above and expect sneakers to drop in stores and online later this month.
For more progressive Nike silhouettes, take a look at its upcoming Zoom Series for 2019.