The New Nike Sock Dart References a Classic Shoe

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 8, 2015
References: highsnobiety & highsnobiety
The new Nike Sock Dart features a bold, distinctive colorway that is reminiscent of the Jordan Brand's 'Black Grape' Air Jordan 5 sneaker.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially when it's done creatively. The Sock Dart marries a seamless black mesh upper with a vivid cross-strap of electric blue and purple (grape). The nod to the Black Grape is significant, but not overpowering. Sneaker aficionados will appreciate the reference to the Black Grape, while still rocking a completely original shoe. In addition to style, the shoe features a highly cushioned sole unit for maximum comfort.

Ultimately, the new Nike Sock Dart indicates the power of a cult classic, and the many ways it can be reinvented for modern consumption.