THE NEW NIKE CRAFT MARS YARD 2.0 TOM SACHS
READY FOR TAKE OFF
In May 2012, Nike and artist Tom Sachs teamed up to release the NikeCraft Mars Yard, a high-performing shoe inspired by Sachs’ interactions with NASA’s highly specialized scientists. Five years later, the NikeCraft Mars Yard shoe is back in a 2.0 form, a new and improved version that stems from Sachs’ long-term and extensive testing of the original.
“It passed the abrasion test. It passed the strength test. It passed the folding test. It passed all the tests, but when we started wearing it, it didn’t meet our expectations,” explains Sachs.
Guided by Nike designers, Sachs spent these five years testing the shoe, wearing it regularly and thoroughly day in day out. The result is the NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 that fully reflects the design ethos shared by Sachs and Nike: Working to advance human potential, we believe there is no finish line.
Sachs and the Nike designers flexed their muscles to improve durability. The original Vectran on the upper has been replaced by a more breathable polyester warp-knit tricot mesh while the donning straps are now bonded with a stronger X box stitch. On the outsole, the tread of the SFB has been inverted to adapt to more urban contexts. Finally, the Mars Yard 2.0 comes with two insoles, mesh and cork – ideal for sockless wear.