Even before releasing the well-known Air cushioning, Nike developed the futuristic Shox technology in 1984. And though it didn’t hit the shelves until the year 2000, Shox quickly became a hit. Now the brand reiusses one of the outstanding models with the technology – the Nike Shox R4 in “Silver/Black/Red”.
Nike designers got the idea for the Shox spring plates while observing runners on a polyurethane track at Harvard University. They saw how the track would sink in and provided energy return to the runners while simultaneously not hindering their performance. Originally introduced as a running model, the Shox technology was made particularly famous by Vince Carter who performed an inhuman slam dunk at the 2000 Olympic Games while wearing a pair of Nike Shox BB4s.
In contrast to the BB4’s performance approach, the Shox R4 also gained popularity as a lifestyle shoe. And thanks to its sleek design and futuristic aesthetics, the shoe now meets the taste of 2018’s contemporary audience. The “Silver/Black/Red” colorway features a fully synthetic upper in complementing shades of metallic silver. Black accents on the tongue and hits of red on the Shox pucks round off the design.
Release Details – Nike Shox R4 “Silver/Black/Red” (BV1111-008)
The Nike Shox R4 “Silver/Black/Red” is now available at retailers like Footpatrol. It retails for £115.
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