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Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 to return in 2020

It is said that the re-release will be limited to 8000 pairs

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 to return in 2020 It is said that the re-release will be limited to 8000 pairs

The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0, commonly known as Tom Sachs x Nike, is one of the most iconic and appreciated collabs of all time and, according to a series of reliable rumours, are about to make their big comeback. Rumor has it that the re-release will be limited to only 8000 pairs, keeping essentially unchanged their status of very rare grail enjoyed at the moment by the shoe. The name that was given to the shoe on the Internet is Mars Yard 3.0 because, according to the photos that have emerged, slight changes have been made to the silhouette: the tab appears modified and less flashy and some aspects of the sole design have changed.

Back in 2012, artist Tom Sachs presented his first capsule in collaboration with Nike: the NIKECraft collection. The collection included a trench coat, a jacket, a tote and the iconic Mars Yard Shoe. The first and now extremely rare model, now almost an antique, brought to the classic Nike design the "bricolage" sensibility of an artist like Tom Sachs. This sneaker was composed of unusual materials such as Vectran, an aromatic polyester (a term that has nothing to do with the world of smell but with that of the chemical structure of molecules) used in space missions, one of Sachs' artistic obsessions. The problem with the first release, however, was that the materials used by Sachs were not suitable for the type of wear a sneaker is subjected to:

“It passed the abrasion test. It passed the strength test. It passed the folding test. It passed all the tests, but when we started using it, it didn’t meet our expectations. It's not until you really wear something and realize... “

Five years later, Sachs returned to work with Nike on a Mars Yard 2.0 that could be more practical for everyday use. The Vectran, which made the shoes too warm and easily spoiled, replaced the breathable and durable polyester mesh, the red tabs were better applied with new seams and the sole of the Nike SFB was refitted. Despite the conceptual and research complexity behind the sneaker, the Mars Yard Shoe managed to maintain a very classic, little extravagant or excessive design. Subsequent additions, such as the Overshoe produced in later years, showed that Sachs's creative process on Mars Yard was by no means over.

This next and, at the moment, only rumored re-release is a new point of arrival for one of the most iconic collaborations in the history of sneakers. No official details about the re-release have yet been revealed. For all updates, stay connected to nss magazine.