Nike Releases Neon "B2-Fera" React Element 55 Inspired by Bolivian Culture

The tropical colorway designed by Fera Schmidt will drop August 19.

Footwear
14,243 Hypes 7 Comments

Bolivian fashion designer Fera Schmidt of ICETEES recently teamed up with Nike and its WeAreCultivator program, an initiative that aims to further highlight the stories of Nike collaborators. The result of this particular collaboration is a tropical neon green React Element 55 that draws inspiration from Schmidt’s journey from Bolivia to New York City.

Named “B2-Fera,” a combination of the designer’s first name and the B2 immigration Visa she filed to move to NYC, the new React Element 55 features a neon green upper with a tonal midsole and matching laces. Bright orange detailing at the heel paired with a black Nike swoosh and stitching adds a bit of contrast, while a plastic lace guard brings a textural finishing touch to the model. Finally, the name “B2” is featured at the top of the tongue.

Schmidt notes that the green hue she picked reminds her of her lush hometown Santa Cruz de La Sierra, while the orange is pulled from the bright lights in her NYC apartment. “The grind of this city fuels my creativity; its iconic industrial style, saturated with bright signage, yellow cabs and bold fashion is completely different from the naturally colorful landscapes in Bolivia,” says Schmidt. “This contrast between my two homes is a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of where I come from, and where I want to be.”

The B2-Fera React Element 55 will release on Nike’s website beginning August 19.

In other neon footwear news, adidas gives its ZX 4000 4D the highlighter treatment.

Read Full Article

Nike B2-Fera React Element 55

What to Read Next

Take a First Look at the Nike Air Force 1 Mid React "Black Neon"
Footwear

Take a First Look at the Nike Air Force 1 Mid React "Black Neon"

A new hybrid model to celebrate the 40th-anniversary of the AF1.

Nike's Air Force 1 React Receives a Futuristic "Mint Foam" Makeover
Footwear

Nike's Air Force 1 React Receives a Futuristic "Mint Foam" Makeover

Arriving in semi-translucent uppers.

Nike Outfits the Air Force 1 Mid React in "Summit White"
Footwear

Nike Outfits the Air Force 1 Mid React in "Summit White"

The new silhouette carries a familiar colorway.


Nike Is Releasing Another Lakers-Inspired Dunk High Colorway
Footwear

Nike Is Releasing Another Lakers-Inspired Dunk High Colorway

The iconic purple and gold color-blocking unofficially nods to the 17-time champs.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Portrayal of Bruce Lee "Disrespectful"
Entertainment

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Portrayal of Bruce Lee "Disrespectful"

In a penned column from Jabbar himself.

Song for the Mute's Fuzzy FW19 Topcoat Features Luxurious Textures
Fashion

Song for the Mute's Fuzzy FW19 Topcoat Features Luxurious Textures

A mohair shell and sueded-twill lining.

Bandulu's Paint-Splatted Nike Kyrie 5 Releases This Weekend (UPDATE)
Footwear

Bandulu's Paint-Splatted Nike Kyrie 5 Releases This Weekend (UPDATE)

Iterated by artist Pat Peltier.

Heron Preston Drops Hard-Edged Silver-Toned Brass Jewelry for FW19
Fashion

Heron Preston Drops Hard-Edged Silver-Toned Brass Jewelry for FW19

Including barbed wire-inspired pieces.

Bianca Nemelc Navigates Female Identity in "Small Comforts" Exhibition
Art

Bianca Nemelc Navigates Female Identity in "Small Comforts" Exhibition

Figurative paintings mixing the human body and natural scenes.


Onitsuka Tiger Revamps Big Logo Trainer With "Shocking Orange"
Footwear

Onitsuka Tiger Revamps Big Logo Trainer With "Shocking Orange"

For an eye-catching, everyday look.

Starbucks May Start Selling Studded, Matte Black Cups This Fall
Food & Beverage

Starbucks May Start Selling Studded, Matte Black Cups This Fall

Tall, spiked, and goth.

Vans Vault Splashes Logos Across Plush OG Slip-On
Footwear

Vans Vault Splashes Logos Across Plush OG Slip-On

A graphic twist on the comfortable classic.

Streetsnaps: Tommy Ton
Fashion 

Streetsnaps: Tommy Ton

The iconic street style photographer steps in front of the camera.

Jadu Heart Releases Dreamy Debut Album 'Melt Away'
Music

Jadu Heart Releases Dreamy Debut Album 'Melt Away'

The anonymous pop due explores alienation, infatuation and frustration.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.