Nike are known to be innovative and daring with their designs, especially thanks to their sub-label N.354 that brings back designs that only got as far as a prototype. Previously creating the Nike Drop-Type LX and the Nike Huarache Type, N.354 has recently deputed a brand new silhouette, dubbed the Nike Air Zoom Type.
The model is supposed to be influenced by an early prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, however instead of being designed for running, the Nike Air Zoom Type is made for casual use. The upper looks to be made from a light Durabuck material, with a leather strip around the eyelets, and added foam in the heel, to make more of a secure fit. Where the shoe stands out however, is their sole, as it is comprised of a double stacked EVA foam, with two Zoom Air pods in the forefoot. This will provide an extremely cushioned ride, but a TPU shank plate in the midsole will also keep the sole responsive when used for exercise.
Previous N.354 creations have all been based on discarded prototypes from the past, however the Nike Air Zoom Type was said to be designed alongside the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%. The similarity’s between both models are very obvious, with the Air Zoom Type just looking like a lifestyle version, and so if you want to rock a more sporty look for your everyday activities, the Air Zoom Type may be the sneaker for you.
Having released in a white colorway on the 5th of June, the Nike Air Zoom Type is expected to drop in black on June the 15th. They retail for $175 and will be available via Nike’s SNKRS app.