Nike have created a ‘new’ silhouette for Spring. Introducing the Nike Hachi ND …
There’s a good reason I put the word ‘new’ in inverted commas, as this shoe draws inspiration heavily from the Nike Sting of 1976 – one of my all time favourite running silhouettes. And when I say heavily, this may as well have been called the Nike Sting Vulc Mid, but I guess Hachi is easier to say.
For those that remember the Sting, you’ll recognise that loud Orange/Green colourway from a mile off. Rich Orange suede on the toebox, supported by a vibrant Green synthetic side. I’m glad that Nike have held onto the best features from the Sting, features such as the materials, foam tongue and of course the lovely plastic lace loops. The Hachi becomes it’s own not only by being a vulc mid but by the addition of a perforated Swoosh and a rather dope heel tab.
I’m guessing that most people who don’t know the history behind this design will favour the Blue colourway, but I’m 100% on the Orange/Green … but to be fair I have an unhealthy obsession with the Sting. What’s nice about this shoe is that appeals both to the Mid-top fans, skate fans and sneaker heads all in different ways.
Grab a pair now from wellgosh for £75, but don’t sleep as they’re Quick Strike.
Images courtesy of Sneaker Obsession.