The Nike React Element 87 may ostensibly be a general release, but you'd think it was a limited edition pair with the sneakerhead hysteria surrounding it. Its USA release was on Friday the 13th, which is why all the local plugs with connections over there are happily accepting pre-orders. Let's hope the BoC doesn't spoil the party—and from a retail price of $160 (around P9000), the going rate is already a healthy P20,000+ for the coveted Sail/Light Bone colorway so prepare to take a few L's on this one.
The Element 87 could very well be a generational shoe in terms of design, dragging the translucent trend that the Off-White collabs started firmly into the mainstream consciousness. The solo shoe shots are interesting, but finally seeing them on feet will truly make you fall in love (or possibly solidify your dislike) with the look:
Having a fire sock game also just became really important again, too. The fun socks movement has died down quite a bit since the early aughts, but the Element 87 just won't be the same if you don't have a clean pair.
See-through socks with see-through shoes, that is some next level styling right there. So, are you going to join the mad rush to cop a pair early? Or will you sit back and let the hype wash over you first? Oh, and the black ones go pretty hard, too.