Day: September 7, 2020

Nike Offline: The Brand’s Latest Red-Hot Hit Is Very Anti-Sneaker

By now, it is crystal clear that the pandemic has reconfigured the way we get dressed. Some of these changes make perfect sense (more cozy sweatpants) while others skew a bit more perplexing (water shoes?). Either way, leave it to Nike to capture the moment in one of the brand’s latest and most unexpected silhouettes. Enter the Offline, a part-sandal, part-mule that feels very of the moment.

Courtesy of Nike
Courtesy of Nike

The comfort wave is cresting in more esoteric corners of menswear for several seasons now, and the Nike Offline, billed as the “anti-sneaker,” seems to fit right into that genre. The Swoosh states that comfort is at the heart of the Offline’s design, which feels like the truth. There is the plush drop-in sole, strategically placed padding, and cushioned straps. It feels akin to the tech-heavy sandals made by Japanese brand Suicoke, which continues

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