Tomorrow marks the global online release of the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0 sneaker. The shoes first launched in June during a Space Camp experience in New York City’s Governers Island; only those that complete the “camp” experience unlock the opportunity to purchase the shoes. As promised Nike and Tom Sachs are releasing the shoes online tomorrow at select retailers around the globe, and given the coveted nature of the shoes, each shop as conducted raffles to give everyone an equal shot.
Back in 2012, Tom Sachs and Nike linked up to introduce the coveted NikeCraft Mars yard, a shoe for Tommaso Rivellini, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The coveted kicks quickly became a highly sought-after commodity and an instant classic thanks to their retrofuturistic design, going for thousands of dollars on eBay.
Similar to the 2012 release from Tom Sachs and NikeCraft, this pair showcases a vintage inspired look throughout. Cream coloured mesh hits the sidewall and also appears across the toe while premium suede offers a nice contrast in a deep shade of brown. The vintage swoosh sits across the sidewall in a deep red colourway and soft fleece makes an appearance to the inner lining.
Initially launched exclusively for those visiting the immersive Space Camp experience in NYC, the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 is thought to be receiving a wider launch.
- Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0
- Release Date: July 27th, 2017
- Color: Natural/Sport Red-Maple
- Style Code: AA2261-100