July 25, 2013
Inspired by the bold and bright flowers that dominate Hawaii, Nike has tapped into the state’s landmark nature and laidback culture to create three custom prints that pay homage to heritage Hawaiian designs and freshen up our barefoot, lightweight sneaker: the Nike Solarsoft Moccasin.
Illustrated takes on traditional island prints, the vibrant patterns reference flora growing everywhere from Hawaii’s rainforests to its lava fields to the peaks of its famous volcanoes. They boast a vintage vibe with a modern approach to color and material.
The shoe’s engineered mesh upper, where the one-of-a-kind prints live, is crafted using seamless Nike Hyperfuse technology. The trademark innovation employs heat and pressure to fuse three layers into one breathable, durable and lightweight bootie.
An injected Nike Dual-Density foam midsole—inspired by the Nike Aqua Sock 2—adds to the shoe’s sock-free appeal with ample underfoot cushioning enhanced by an encapsulated air-sole heel unit and a non-marking rubber outsole. Plus, the stretch tongue ensures easy slip-on, slip-off entry ideal for summer’s casual lifestyle
The Nike Hawaiian Solarsoft Moccasin Pack is available now at all Nike stockists including END.