"The nike air zoom spiridon cage 2 white university blue takes Nike’s most elite performance shoe and recreates it with circular design principles. It is Nike’s most sustainably-minded performance shoe to date. Following Nike Basketball’s Cosmic Unity, Nike Running designers were driven by a core belief within the Move to Zero initiative - Nike’s journey toward zero carbon and zero waste - that a product that makes the world better can also make an athlete better. Cosmic Unity set the bar with 25 percent total recycled content by weight; the Alphafly Next Nature advanced it by reaching at least 50 percent total recycled content by weight, making it Nike’s boldest move yet in merging sustainability and performance. Doing so with the crown jewel of racing footwear was an important symbolic choice.
Though Off-White and Nike often come together to meld ideas, the two are equally guilty of borrowing one another’s. The nike blazer mid 77 vintage white black is just one of many examples, its modified details an uncanny reflection of Virgil Abloh’s existing concepts. Here, this colorway - which is comprised primarily of neutrals - makes this much more obvious. The iconic nature of the silhouette itself is put on display, dissected, and then reconstructed with bold modifications. For starters, the blacked out Swoosh is amplified in size, complementing the equally enlarged “NIKE” logo that dresses the heel. Adjacent, the tongue’s own branding follows suit in match of its over-filled foam. And while much more subtle, the construction itself also bears its own tweaks, proffering both paneling and both pronounced as well as contrasted stitching."