Tom Sachs continues to leave his mark on Nike design, this time modifying the Nike HTM Solarsoft Sandal, which was originally created by Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker for the HTM project.
Tom Sachs took the HTM Solarsoft Sandal and added some industrial design-inspired pieces to make it his own. The shoe features the Fidlock buckle made famous by Sachs’ still-unreleased Mars Yard Overshoe. Presumably this can be flipped around to lock the foot into the Sandal, similar to Crocs. Pull tabs have also been added to the heel and forefoot of the shoe. Finally, the sandal is drenched in bright yellow with a molded Nike Swoosh and Nike branding on the heel.
Sachs was seen wearing the shoe, initially, and has now officially displayed it at his “Tea Ceremony”, an event that occurred in Japan over the weekend.
This mysterious shoe could be a part of Sachs’ ongoing NikeCraft project, which he describes by saying “It means a combination of things only Nike can produce and things only Sachs can produce. It is fifty-fifty. It is an aesthetic of transparency.”
Just like most of the Sachs x Nike projects, there is very little information regarding release dates or price for this Nike HTM Solarsoft Sandal modification.