A major trend in today's footwear is focused on lightweight shoes that often feature knitted uppers for a form fitting feel. What many people forget is that the Nike Sock Dart started this trend back in 2004, as it was the first shoe crafted using computerized knitting technology. A few weeks back we got our first look of the reimagined Sock Dart by Fragment Design, and now new images have surfaced.
Nike partnered with designer Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design to bring us this reimagined classic. The new photos come from an event in Asia where Hiroshi debuted the modern Sock Dart to the public. A shoe that was truly ahead of it's time with a woven upper, translucent mid-foot strap, and grooved outsole that we see on many running shoes today. Chances are most people won't take these out on their next run when they drop, but the modernized Sock Dart was a trail blazer that influenced many of the designs we see today.
Check out the new images below, and stay tuned for an official release date of the Nike Sock Dart.