Size and fit

The Nike Drop Type LX is released in men’s sizing. It has a low-top profile that permits sufficient ankle mobility. For secure lockdown, a lacing system is installed on the upper. It has a long, spongy tongue that provides cushioning and support. 

It has a double-layered midsole that provides comfort and impact protection. The rubber toe cap is reinforced for added protection. There are perforation holes at the bottom and medial sides of the upper for added foot breathability. 

Nike Drop Type LX Style

A tennis-inspired sneaker, the Nike Drop Type LX is a lifestyle-centric shoe that is released in several sophisticated color variations. Customers can choose from colorways like summit white/ white/ deep royal blue/ black, wolf grey/ total orange/ dark grey/ black, black/ white, sail/ bicycle yellow/ phantom/ black, and black/ white/ Zinnia/ pink tint.

This low-top shoe has a long fat tongue that not only gives support but also adds value to its overall look. It has a sleek construction. Its insole has texts that say, “The DROP-TYPE’ DESIGN IS BASED ON A PROTOTYPE NIKE AIR MOWABB FROM 2001.” The Swoosh is ornamenting on the tongue, heel counter, and near the vamp areas. 

The versatile Drop Type LX can nicely match denim jeans, shorts, track pants, joggers, or jumpsuits. Ladies can also sport this kick together with their miniskirts.

Notable Features

The Nike Drop Type LX is a court-inspired sneaker that carries a sophisticated style. It features a long, spongy foam tongue that changes the game on traditional proportions and details. 

The sneaker has an autoclave construction that fuses the midsole and outsole, giving a sleek and graceful look. Also, its double-layered midsole and a rubberized toe cap level up the shoe’s style.

Nike Drop Type LX History

The Nike Drop Type LX is released on July 26 of 2019. With a deconstructed upper, it has a hybrid silhouette that carries a stripped-down character. The shoe has different textures spread across on the upper. Materials like synthetic nylon and leather can be seen on it. 

The low-provide Drop Type LX from Nike shows an unfinished-like aesthetic. It displays exposed foamy tongue and exterior rubber toe cap. Also, it has a layered midsole that wraps around the midfoot.

Nice to know

  • Depending on the colorway, the shoe upper may have leather or synthetic nylon material. 
  • The Nike Drop Type LX in a triple white colorway is released with a leather upper. 
  • It has a rubber outsole for superior grip. 
  • The N354 pertains to the mile time that Steve Prefontaine ran, a runner for Oregon. His coach was Bill Bowerman, the founder of Nike, Steve was one of the first to test the Nike shoes out, but sadly he died in a car accident, and his life was cut short. Prefontaine is known as the cornerstone and soul of Nike. These shoes were dedicated to him.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Nike N354
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon / Fabric
Season: Spring, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.