Where to buy Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose shoe? Release date, price and more details explored

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe (Image via Nike)
Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe (Image via Nike)

Tom Sachs has a penchant for building a lot of traction around his creations, whether they're in the realms of art, fashion, or footwear, particularly when it comes to his collaborations with Nike. For the year 2022, the New York-based designer reunited with the sportswear juggernaut to debut a brand-new style, the NikeCraft "General Purpose Shoe."

The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe will be put on the market on June 10, 2022. These designer silhouettes will be delivered by the e-commerce store of NikeCraft. Sneakerheads can grab their footwear pieces for $109.99 following the launch.

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose shoe took over a decade

Take a closer look at the GPS (Image via Sportskeeda)
Take a closer look at the GPS (Image via Sportskeeda)

The Studio was the launch version of the two partners, which had a gum rubber midsole, a muted white top, and blue wearing straps.

Now, the Sachs label’s latest offering comes with the idea of “ordinary shoe for extraordinary people.”

These General Purpose shoes have a structure akin to a few of Nike's best minimalistic styles, namely the Killshot and Waffle One, but the elements of creativity from the acclaimed designer enable it to shine by itself.

The product description on the Nike’s website reads,

“Your sneakers shouldn't be the most exciting thing about you. They are tools, and what matters about your tools is that they work. They do their job so you can do yours. You put them on and forget about them. You focus on getting a little bit faster, a little bit sharper, on finding the signal in the noise.”

Continued as,

“It took us 10 years to make a sneaker this simple--as simple as can be and no simpler. A do-more sneaker. An own-less sneaker. A show-up, prove-it, whole-life, be-you sneaker.”

The design of the GPS is recognisable, but not overly so, thanks to a slightly perky pointed toe. Its design, which includes a three-piece moulded cup sole, distinctive mounting straps, microfiber collars, and ultra-breathable weaves, is extremely cost-effective.

The construction and elements used in the GPS are selected to provide ease, stability, and a high level of tactile sense.

The outer fabric is free enough to breathe and at the same time secure enough to fend off a few showers. Further, the craftsmanship of the wearing straps and, once again, that three-piece moulded cup sole demonstrates care for longevity in usefulness and aesthetic.

The shoe label’s characteristic woven branding is placed on the sneaker's lightening-holed cushion tongue piece, which has a heat-sealed edge. The wording on this label harks back to NikeCraft's backing of all champions, athletes, and activities of our daily lives.

Ultimately, the bespoke shoe box, adorned with the Nike Craft emblem, celebrates the evolution of Nike's cooperation with Tom Sachs.

Explaining the idea behind his latest collaboration with NikeCraft, Tom Sachs stated,

“It took me years to best advantage the superpowers of scale and to deliver value while still reflecting the standards of my studio. A great collaboration is something that no partner could do without the other, and NikeCraft has always been a 50/50 collaboration.”

The GPS, like all the other great classics in the footwear industry, will be available in a variety of colorways.

The pairs will be available in Women's sizes 5-14.5, 15.5, and 16.5, while the Men's sizes 3.5-13, 14, and 15 will be offered for purchase. The NikeCraft GPS is releasing on June 10, at nikecraft.com for $109.99.

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