The limited edition Stone Island x NikeLab Sock Dart is finally introduced following the reveal of its official imagery.
Since its inception in 2002, the silhouette is essentially a classic. Its computerized knit upper was the first step in the innovation now known as Flyknit.
In collaboration with the Italian sportswear label, renowned for innovating outerwear, the brand reinterprets the iconic design in a mid cut, and boasts a water-resistant build courtesy of a silicon print on the upper that was created through Stone Island’s firsthand experimentation with Nike’s sandwich mesh fabric in Italy.
A combined graphic look was also achieved, as the engineered print — a first for Nike and a testament to Stone Island’s legacy of textile innovation — gives the shoe’s upper a fading dégradé effect. This ensures zonal protection and breathability, while maintaining the sneaker’s signature flexibility.
Finishing details include its distinctive strap comprised of soft, supportive Ariaprene™, a new outsole in the forefoot that improves traction and a smaller, co-branded version of the signature Stone Island badge located on the tongue.
Rendered in black, obsidian and sequoia colorways, each retails for $200 and can be purchased at select NikeLab retailers as well as directly through Stone Island on January 26th.