Who should buy Nike Sock Dart SE

The Nike Sock Dart SE is offered for men and women and is an ideal choice for you if you're looking for:

  • slip-on sock-like fit and feel of the sneakers with the midfoot straps that provide a secure and snug fit
  • sneaker with boldness that creates a statement on its own, and ideally pairs with a simple outfit like a shirt and jeans

Nike Sock Dart SE logo

Comfort of Sock Dart SE

Backed up by its futuristic aesthetic, the Nike Sock Dart SE is also comfortable thanks to its Phylon midsole. This technology is composed of compressed, heated, cooled, and molded EVA foam pellets. It results in a low-profile, lightweight, and responsive midsole. What is unique about this is that it can be sculpted into various designs.

Nike Sock Dart SE front

Natural movement

The Nike Sock Dart SE has outsole flex grooves that inhibit natural movement.

Nike Sock Dart SE midsole

Protectiveness 

A rubberized mudguard is incorporated at the front of the shoe, which not only serves as a design but protects the feet against dampness as well.

Nike Sock Dart SE collar

History of Nike Sock Dart SE

The idea started in 1984, when one of the founders of Nike, Bill Bowerman created a mission for the creative and HTM legends Hiroshi Fushiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker to create a sneaker that fits the description "sock with a sole." 

Nike Sock Dart SE sole

This model became responsible for the emergence of the Sock Dart, which was released in 2004, 20 years after the Racer's inception. Although both sneakers carry a minimalist and lightweight design, the Sock Dart sported a new computerized fabric called Flyknit. More so, the straps, a feature attributed to the Sock Racer, were replaced with transparent, thicker silicone straps that not only enhanced the comfort but gave it a sleeker and futuristic appeal.

Nike Sock Dart SE upper

The first released Sock Darts carried monochrome and toned colorways, which was intentional to let the aesthetic of the shoe, speak. More so, these sneakers did not get introduced through crazy marketing schemes. Rather, it was done ever so quietly, only in limited quantities and with just a few stores carrying. It did not become a hindrance to the sales of the sneakers. Instead, the exclusivity posed to its advantage as it became a coveted piece for sneakerheads.

Nike Sock Dart SE collar

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Sock Dart
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Beige / Blue / Black / Orange / Grey / Green / Pink
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: 343497037 / 833124302 / 833124800 / 862412001 / 862412100 / 862412300 / 862412400 / 862412600 / 911404001 / 911404800

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Author
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.