• Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift

The official partner of Nike Indonesia just sent us this interesting fact of their upcoming product for summer 2015 within “Mind The Gap”. In 1996, Nike Running quietly made its first foray into footwear promoting natural motion with the introduction of a sneaker-sandal hybrid called the Nike Air Rift. Though not heavily advertised or marketed, the shoe is unique with split-toe design and stretch fit attracted an audience who saw beauty in its progressive and slightly odd package. The design of the Air Rift was inspired by the efficient barefoot style of Kenyan distance runners and their international competition dominance. To honor the fleet-footed muses, the shoe debuted in the colors of the country’s flag and drew its name from Kenya’s Rift Valley province.

The topography of Kenya lent more than its name to the Air Rift’s design. The nation’s signature characteristic, the stunning Great Rift Valley fault line, provided a second source of inspiration for the shoe’s defining characteristic: a decoupled toe that created articulation between the wearers first and second toes. Re-launched for summer 2015, the idiosyncratic glory of Air Rift remains intact. A textile-engineered mesh upper that wicks moisture and allows for optimal ventilation augments the shoe’s distinctive style. The defining split-toe, in harmony with a flexible natural motion outsole, provides enhanced traction. Two Velcro closures on the heel and midfoot secure the foot with a customizable fit.

The original colorways of the Nike Air Rift will arrive at nike.com/sportswear and select Nike Sportswear retailers world wide on April 27th 2015. While the additional men’s and women’s colors will become available beginning May 15th 2015. For more information about the summer 2015 selection of Nike Air Rift, feel free to visit or ask the official representative of Nike Indonesia via their Twitter account.

  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
  • Sneaker-Sandal Hybrid Nike Air Rift
No more articles