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Nike's Metcon 4 XD Shoes Get a Militaristic Patch Re-Construction

 - May 1, 2019
References: nike & hypebeast
Nike gives its iconic Metcon 4 XD sneakers a new makeover for the Spring/Summer 2019 season boasting strong militaristic themes. The running sneakers are adorned in a patch rework design that is spotlighted due to its muted footdrop in order to deliver maximized stability.

The uppers are constructed from a lightweight textured mesh that also delivers strength and durable elements. The patchwork on the new sneaker version represents militaristic gear that recalls vintage army motifs -- this includes bee emblems, in this case, it is reaching for a kettlebell. The shoes are well-rounded in term of the functions it can deliver, able to be high-performing through running, rope climbing, and weight lifting. The sole unit foundation is dense, showcased through the patterning as it has strategically placed haptic prints that advance its durability throughout the forefoot and midfoot as well.