The widely successful Nike React Element 87 has taken the sneaker world by storm, introducing the translucent design that hints at the future of Nike Sportswear design.
While the 87 model has been one of the toughest cops of the year, selling out within seconds of release, it appears that the Swoosh is bringing a similar look with a “take down” model known as the;
Nike Element React 55.
With the silhouette staying the same, they have removed features of the 87 model and replaced them with a non translucent upper, standard insoles instead of cork and used synthetic materials opposed to suede and leather but keeping the wavy lace system and sole plugs, with each pair having noticeable different colours matching different parts of the uppers being the swoosh or the top of the lace eyelets. Also two out of the four have different colour midsoles noticable.
Still, the style and flair of the React Element 87 remains with this new 55 model. While each pairs opts for differences in plug colors like mentioned above, we can see in the images of black and Jade pair having a bold black midsole and a colourful Jade outer plug that matches the swoosh for instance.
The Price is set to be less than the Element 87 at around €120 mark and with no official release date announced we expect it’s sometime later this year.
For now enjoy the images below and let us know what you think of the “take down” version of the Element 87.