As part of THE10TH line — which draws from Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman‘s service with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division in World War II — Nike‘s React Sertu is both technical and traditional, an appealing hybrid aesthetic that’s now being played up by a new “Bark Red” colorway. With woven detailing and cushy React foam, the React Sertu sits somewhere between moccasin and sneaker, and here it walks that fine line even more artfully thanks to its plethora of bold hues
Uppers are dressed entirely in crimson tones that run the gamut from earthy reddish-brown to vibrant reddish-pink. Although the silhouette is undeniably sleek, it offers a heavy mix of materials. These range from nubuck toeboxes to shaggy suede overlays both solid and perforated plus leathers pebbled and sleek. However, the most noticeable material is the woven textile tapestry on the midfoot. This mixes multiple shades of for a collage-style look.
Technical translucent TPE is present on the tongue and throat. Black heel tabs, midfoot tags and small forefoot Swooshes add a little dark contrast, with a bone-colored heel clip enhancing stability. Down below, a React Element 55 and React Element 87-style midsole blends white foam with black, red and pink plugs to complete the look.
The Nike React Sertu “Bark Red” is available now at Nike CN for ¥1,199 CNY (approximately $170 USD).
Like your React kicks a little more toned down? Check out the React Vision in a stealthy “Triple Black” colorway.