Nike’s leap into the soccer world has been successful enough to spawn a sneaker inspired by one of its soccer cleats, the Hypervenom. After the success of the first spawned model, the Nike Hypervenom Mid, Nike whirled into full remix mode and dished out the Nike Free Hypervenom 2, a further refinement of its predecessor.
The Nike Free Hypervenom 2 design is kept minimally simple with a textile skin upper, flex grooves to help with natural movement, a Phylon midsole, and rubber pods in the outsole for enhanced durability. All in all, it has a clean tech feeling and a look to it that’s perfectly complements your casual work or gym get-up. Pull straps on the shoe’s inner sock bootie and heel add a functional aspect to the design while an oversized forefoot Swoosh on the medial side of the shoe perfectly balances out the asymmetrical lace design. The shoe sits atop an old reliable in Nike’s speckled 5.0 outsole, whose functionality gives you the perfect amount of grip and agility on various surfaces. This silhouette will serve as a go-to sneaker for a lot of cats this season.
Judging by the simple and overall cleanliness of the design, I can easily imagine them on the foot of Jonathan Ive and other creatives who trade complexity in for simple practicality. Available now at Champs Sports in two colorways, a full black and full grey colorway, respectively, the Nike Hypervenom 2 is perfect for anyone looking to add a good little hop or something different to their step this Back to School season.