The NIKEiD site just keeps throwing out winning options and the NIKE ROSHE RUN iD is yet another essential offering. The base shoe has become a guaranteed sureshot since its release, with a less-is-more approach to the design. At a time when we’re surrounded by uber-tech everywhere we turn, it’s a refreshing alternative. And a very comfortable one too.
As you might expect, there aren’t a whole lot of features to discuss here: inspired by the concept of Zen and the practice of meditation, the Roshe Run emphasizes simplicity. It’s a basic and clean shape, with a waffle outsole that follows the aesthetics of stepping stones and smooth rounded edges. The uppers are kept free of any embellishments, which makes for an interesting canvas when it comes to the iD platform. And, as you might expect, the whole thing ends up being very light as a result of all the clever stripped-back construction.
With the background covered, let’s get into the colours and see what our twisted minds can come up with. First up, a nautical theme. Taking the new Ripstop ‘Waves’ option for the toe panel, it made sense to utilise the military blue elsewhere too. Black is a great pairing for dark blue – and a little grey speckling on the midsole is the perfect finish.
“Blue and yellow confuse a fellow”. Or something like that… And who doesn’t like a bit of confusion every now and then? The gold toe section on this creation is a guaranteed necksnapper, but everything is kept away from the ‘wacky’ category with more military blue, a bit of black and some white on the swoosh. It’s a smart combination that sounds weird on paper, but definitely works in the flesh.
Bleached turquoise, wolf grey, Ripstop and mesh is a good equation for a bright creation – and the end result on this one makes the most of all the new colours being offered. You could offset the turquoise with something a bit darker and it’d look just as good.
Aha! You knew that we’d reach for the ever-trusted grey/black/red combination, didn’t you? And when it looks this good, you’d be foolish to ignore it just because it’s a safe bet. Yet again, the iD options come up trumps – and this one makes use of the new camo materials on the overlay section. Perhaps our favourite creation to date!
And… where there’s red, there’s a Love/Hate themed opportunity to add to the selection too! You’ve seen the Huarache fever take over the land, so why not step things up a notch and apply the same great colourway to the Roshe Run? Red and black always look good together.
With so many options and opportunities to go buckwild, we’re heading back to the site to play some more. The NIKE ROSHE RUN iD is up on the NIKEiD site right now: click the banner below and give it a shot!