Is it too early to point out a trend, or will disrupted sneakers with “stitched together” uppers be a major thing this summer? Nike already set the tone with the dramatic Nike Air Max TR 17 and continues the formula with more colorways of the Nike Mayfly Woven silhouette (pictured here in brown).
Originally released in 2012, the Nike Mayfly Woven is a lightweight running low-top with a suede leather upper on an all-white midsole. The sole implements Phylite foam for lightweight cushioning.
The most striking feature is the woven effect on the lateral – reminiscent of a moccasin – with an opening that offers a revealing look inside (so wear clean socks, or none).
Speaking of how to wear the shoe, the Nike Mayfly Woven – and similar “stitched” moccasin sneakers – is definitely one of those shoes you have to see “on feet” to appreciate their impact. Easily dismissed in product shoes in front of a neutral background, there’s a “made you look” effect out in the streets.
To this end, the good folks at 43einhalb have shared these on-feet pics of the brown version. What do you think?
The Nike Mayfly Woven in brown is coming soon to select retailers including 43einhalb with a €119.95 price tag. Looking for more stitched-up sneaks? Keep an eye out for the Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka (out now) or the Nike Air Footscape Woven NM, also coming soon to a sneaker purveyor near you.
Images by 43einhalb.