Verdict from 7 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • According to a large number of users, the Nike React Element 87 Undercover provides extreme comfort for the feet.
  • The mesh footbed offers a better on-foot feel.
  • The comfort of the revolutionary React foam technology of Nike is on par with Adidas’ Boost technology, according to several wearers.
  • A good percentage of reviewers commend the translucent upper of the Undercover x Nike React Element 87 for being stylish and breathable.
  • The lightweight Nike sneaker has impressed a lot of buyers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few are skeptical about buying the sneaker because the translucent upper might not be durable.
  • A handful of wearers mention that despite being attractive, the translucent upper quickly gets dirty.

Bottom line

Be playful with the Nike React Element 87 Undercover. The designer of the collaborative sneaker, Jun Takahashi, style the shoe with youthful colors that add a little lively attitude to one’s ensemble. Despite changing minor details, the shoe is a lot like its parent model. Thus wearers can still enjoy what the Nike React Element 87 offers.

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Good to know

The Nike React Element 87 Undercover is released with a low-cut top. Due to its low top, the feet have an unlimited range of movement. It is also designed with a traditional lacing system. Because of this, it allows its users to adjust the tightness of the shoe according to their desired fit.

The Undercover x Nike React Element 87 is presented with youthful colorways. Even from a distance, it is easy for people to pick out the shoe. This sneaker is great for many street attire. It goes well with pants, shorts, or joggers paired with hoodies or shirts.

The most outstanding characteristic of this sneaker is its “UNDERCOVER” branding, which can be seen on the side of the upper. The shoe is designed with a translucent shell on the upper, it also has an exterior taping on the heel and a trail-running style laces. The midsole also made use of the React foam, which is Nike’s revolutionary technology.

The React foam is responsible for making each stride comfortable. The on-foot feel of the Nike React Element 87 Undercover is noticeably different from the React Element 87 because it replaced the cork footbed with mesh.

The Nike React Element 87 bears a resemblance to Nike Internationalist. Moreover, it is, without a doubt, one of the brand’s popular products. Due to popularity, it was released on a number of colorways and was able to issue a collaboration design.

The designer, Jun Takahashi, first showcased his ideas on the React Element 87 during the UNDERCOVER’s fashion show in Paris in 2018. The Undercover x Nike React Element 87 is available in the following colorways: light beige chalk/university red/black/signal blue; volt/black/white/university red; green mist/summit white/deep burgundy/linen; and lakeside/night maroon/black/electric yellow.

However, compared to the runway version, there is a small difference on the released sneakers. The soles of some of the colorways are different from what was seen in the fashion show.

  • All of the colorways, four in total, were made available in the United States on September 13, 2018.
  • In Europe, the green mist/deep burgundy and light beige/chalk signal colorways were released on September 29, 2018.
  • On the runway, the volt/black/white/university red colorway has a red sole. But when it was dropped, it was replaced with an icy blue.
  • The Nike React Element 87 Undercover comes with an extra set of laces.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.