Size and fit

React Ianga comes in men’s sizes. Though it is available in men's sizes, women can still opt for 1 or 1.5 size smaller for a good fit.

For the upper, this sneaker is made of durable canvas with suede details for most parts making it lighter and more versatile. It also comes with a round leather toebox and a heel-clip design which secures the heel and toe in place. It also comes with a removable padded insole which is also well-cushioned giving the user a smooth experience.

Its foxing webbing and tongue webbing aids the user when putting on or removing the shoe.

Nike React Ianga Style

As part of the 10th Collection, Nike takes inspiration in Bill Bowerman’s military contributions and came up with a combat-ready silhouette. It used both the elements of a military jungle boot and a street runner. With modern, technical details added, this high-top sneaker gives an overall streetwear appeal.

The silhouette comes in different colorways which can be paired with casual wear during the autumn season. 

Notable Features

Nike adds another member to the React family. Fused with the React technology, React Ianga also boasts as being both lightweight and durable making it perfect even when used for a long period of time. Its foam also provides a good cushioning and delivers an energy return providing a smooth ride experience while on the go. 

Nike React Ianga History

Nike has built technologies that have become a breakthrough in the industry. With hopes to address the runners’ wishes in having a shoe with better cushioning and energy return while being lightweight and durable, Nike React was made. It was a great feat as most foams could only offer one or the other and it was impossible to have all four. It slowly gained recognition by runners with some stating that they wanted to run even more. Though it is usually used for running shoes, this technology was first featured in the basketball shoe Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and has brought positive results. 

In 2019, Nike takes on another conceptual endeavor. To pay homage to the contributions of Bill Bowerman as a major to the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, it released the 10th Collection. The series adds functional features to their footwear made to stand in different conditions. Currently, there are two React-based sneakers that have joined the collection and took on a combat-ready silhouette.

One of the two is the Nike React Ianga. First released in September 2019, this sneaker blends the function of a military boot with the stylings of the silhouettes React Element 55 and React Element 87. Its canvas leather upper added with some modern details brings offers the function of a boot while its React midsole provides long-lasting comfort. It also has “the 10th” label added at the side close to the collar.

Nice to know

  • Currently, it is available in Club gold/black/Wolf grey/Electric green.
  • Nike React Ianga comes with a leather collar.
  • The Nike logo is added along with the lace guards near the toe box.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Nike React
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Winter, 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.