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Nike Sock Dart

This Nike Sock Dart first appears 12 years ago. The least we can say about it, it’s that this kick is still making a lot of noise in the sneaker game. Everytime Nike releasing a shoe, it’s a kick full of innovation. The Sock Dart is a shoe with a significant history. Sock-like comfort has been a mission since the 1970s, and it’s an element that created a seamless story. Throughout the last decade, elements of the Sock Dart’s influence were manifested elsewhere. Special versions of the Zoom Moire — one of the original Nike+ releases — were evocative of the Sock Dart’s sole, and when Flyknit premiered in early 2012, that game changing construction emerged via some conversations sparked by the Sock Dart’s knitted upper.

About the Nike Sock Dart

There have been several signs marking the route to this silhouette. Nike co-founder and habitual innovator Bill Bowerman removed the stitches that gave the company’s original athletic muse, Steve Prefontaine, blisters for the one-piece forefoot of the Pre Montreal Spike in 1973. A stretch mesh forefoot on 1979’s Bermuda runner played with new form. The ground breaking Sock Racer from 1985 — a strapped-down sock on a sole that was far ahead of its time — was deliberately different, down to its black and yellow bee-like colourway. 1988’s Air Flow was a neoprene running tight for the foot. An ankle embracing Air Huarache design became an unexpected bestseller in 1991, while 2000’s Air Presto had fearless looks that made it a cult classic. Each shoe helped instigate the next movement. The Sock Dart would emerge through veteran Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and his team’s prototyping and invention. Working with the notion of ultimate comfort, a three-dimensional support system via a circular knit method of construction was discussed and a Sock Racer prototype emerged that used an actual sock. The sample was just an experiment — an idea manifested that might prove important later down the line, but for the time being it was just a notion.

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