Fit & Sizing
The NikeLab Sock Dart Mid x Stone Island does provide a good fit, giving the foot a comfortable fit and a good hug with its adjustable straps. It can be a bit tight for those with wide foot. As the name suggests, the sock-like construction of the upper provides a form-fitting frame to the runner for comfort and freedom of movement.
NikeLab Sock Dart Mid x Stone Island Style
The NikeLab Sock Dart Mid x Stone Island is a combination of a graphic look and functionality. The Italian brand, Stone Island, has been known for their innovative fabric treatments and the brand’s products ability to fight different harsh weather conditions. Their known functionality and futuristic designs can be observed in this collaborative work of art.
NikeLab Sock Dart Mid x Stone Island History
The idea of creating the Nike Sock Dart was first initiated in 2002 and was designed by Tobie Hatfield, the brother of Nike’s Vice President of Design and Special Projects, Tinker Hatfield. The shoe was then first released in 2004 in Japan. The computerized knit upper of the shoe called as the Nike Flyknit is said to be the first step in the innovation and was of importance to the shoe’s success.
In 2015, the Sock Dart made a comeback, thanks to Hiroshi Fujiwara. Nike made a limited edition release for the Sock Dart’s reboot that same year. It was for the purpose of making the sneaker popular. Stone Island then announced their collaboration with NikeLab for an outwear gear, the Nike Windrunner. In 2016, the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner from Stone Island and Nikelab collaboration was released.
In 2017, Stone Island and NikeLab once again released another product from their successful on-going collaboration. This is the first one the two brands have worked on footwear. Their creation can be seen in the form of the newly released mid top sneaker, the NikeLab Sock Dart Mid x Stone Island. The shoe profile features a laceless construction and was provided with a pull tab that can be seen being fixed to the inner bootie of the shoe. The shoe was released in three available colorways: black, obsidian blue, and Sequoia green.