THE NIKE MARS YARD OVERSHOE BY TOM SACHS
The mantra behind the Nike Mars Yard Overshoe by Tom Sachs is simple: In late winter, one's feet get cold and wet.
“The Mars Yard Overshoe, its nickname is the March Yard — for March, the worst month of the year. It is wet, your feet are wet the whole month of March,” says Tom Sachs.
The artist, who gained success as a sculptor and now works across a variety of media, thoroughly tested his beliefs, embracing transparency. In his words, the collaborative journey with Nike, which started in 2012, is “a combination of things only Nike can produce and things only Sachs can produce. It is fifty-fifty. It is an aesthetic of transparency."
In his unrelenting quest to push the limits of an item's function, Sachs’ goal is to know how far it will work.
"As an artist, the greatest thing Nike has given me is the ability to expand my creative process and think ‘these are not constraints, these are other ways of thinking.’ It’s very valuable," he contends.
In 2017, he developed the Mars Yard 2.0, which evolved into today’s Mars Yard Overshoe, designed toweather harsh conditions such as cold and wet feet via the use of a Dyneema®️, a super-strong fiber often used in boat rope and sails. Its duality, from fending off the elements to making heated spaces tolerable, is perfect to navigate through the streets, subways and fashion week in style.
The sneakers release on May 9. Our raffle starts on May 3 at 11:00 am CET until May 8 at 11:00 am CET.