A few previews of one of Nike’s newest models have been floating around this week, but today we get a closer look and an insight into how a piece like the Inneva Woven comes together, and all of the elements within.
Similar in size and stature to Nike’s Woven Chukka, the Inneva Woven incorporates an intricate, 360-degree, hand-woven upper, designed to mimic the natural biomechanics of the foot. The lacing system is woven directly into the upper which there really isn’t much to at all, minimising waste with a ‘less is more’ approach. The fluid lines show ultimate precision in a piece that performs just as well physically as it does aesthetically. Both fabric and weave allow for support and breathability, and the Free sole only adds to the shoe’s flexibility and comfort.
Nike’s woven treatment has seen many recurrences since the original Nike Air Woven in 2000, but it’s clear from this that there’s still life in the formula now. This debut release for the Inneva Woven comes with an all black upper and speckled white sole unit, with minimal NSW branding. Expect to find it at select stores from this coming Saturday, September 22nd, including 1948 London and Dover Street Market.