The Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart collaboration is set to release soon. Before the launch takes place, NikeLab has officially unveiled the collection.
It’s the first time the Nike Sock Dart has been done in mid cut, and made water-resistant — thanks to a silicon print on the upper, created through Stone Island’s firsthand experimentation with Nike’s sandwich mesh fabric in Italy.
Applying a direct approach to the development of new technologies, the Italian brand achieves a combined graphic look and advanced functionality. The engineered print — a first for Nike and a testament to Stone Island’s legacy of textile innovation — gives the shoe’s upper a fading dégradé effect, guarantees both zonal protection and breathability and helps maintain the Sock Dart’s signature flexibility.
For further weather protection, the strap’s characteristic holes are filled, and the collar is made of soft, supportive Ariaprene™. The forefoot of the shoe’s new outsole also has a multidirectional sipe pattern for water dispersion and improved traction.
A smaller, co-branded version of the signature Stone Island badge is on the tongue of the shoe.
Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart Release Date
The Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart Mid will release at select NikeLab retailers, Stone Island Flagship Stores and StoneIsland.com on January 26th, 2017. Retail price is set at $200.
Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart
January 26, 2017
See Also: Nike Release Dates