Famed designer and Tom Sachs and Nike teamed up on a special project in 2012. The two linked up to create a shoe called the NikeCraft Mars yard for Tommaso Rivellini, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The original shoes were a huge hit amongst sneaker collectors but were almost nearly impossible to track down for the public at large.
The shoe now sees an official return now titled the Mars Yard 2.0. The design makes some tweaks to the original upgrading the mesh on the sneaker.
Stay tuned for more concrete release info and expect the collab to launch next week for $200 USD at nikecraft.com as Sachs and the Swoosh gear up for “Space Camp” — an installation billed as “part obstacle course and part film screening” that stresses “the importance of failure in art and athletics.