Just landed: The Nike React is here!

Fashion / May 9, 2019
by Aidan Jenner

You know the Air Max. You’ve seen the Cortez. You’re nuts for Air Force. But now it’s time for the Nike React Element 55 to take the lead as the brand’s leading lifestyle trainer. If you’ll give us a minute, we’ll explain why.

Since Bill Bowerman first slapped a bit of foam on the Waffle Racer back in the day Nike have been at the forefront of performance enhancement. The React isn’t much different. With queues from some of your favourite past Nike silhouettes, such as the Internationalist, the React 55 makes a solid return to the more foam forward numbers in Nike’s cannon. But the boys in Oregon have moved on from that EVA stuff these days. So, if these find their way into your collection they won’t crumble after a few years in the closet (the foam giveth, the foam taketh away). No, this time round the foam gives back. Having spent a while in development the new foam type has some solid technical qualities. With every step react foam allows you to retain more energy. It’s some very clever tech.

But tech aside you have to admit the React also looks really good. If you line it up against some of the most iconic trainers of recent years, the silhouette holds its own. At a reasonable price point, you get the look of a luxury trainer. There’s that funky tread on the outsole. There’s the taped seam feature on the heel. The material choices look high end and the overall aesthetic is ideal for casual styling. It’s no wonder trainer lovers have taken kindly to it. We certainly have.

All that’s left to tell you now is that the Nike React Element 55 is available now at scotts.

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