Arguably one of the best design groups ever put together, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, Mark Parker, and Mark Smith set out to bring innovation to the traditional ankle boot so that it not only looked great but also performed at the best level. The latest product from this formidable, perfectionist bunch is the HTM2 Run Boot. Previewed earlier this year in January and officially unveiled now, the HTM2 Run Boot’s story traces back to 2002 when Fujiwara, Hatfield and Parker created the HTM Woven Boot. Of course, the second “M” in HTM2 stands for Jordan Brand Creative Diretor Mark Smith, who is also the idol of sneaker fiends out there who do appreciate a trusty pair of Jordans and admire the pioneering use of laser technology on Nike shoes.
The new HTM2 Run Boot High is cut with a slim top with a flexible upper which conforms perfectly to the feet and offers the wearer more stability and comfort to the ankle. The boots are offered in a cool, understated grey colorway with volt/antracite highlights in Swoosh and piping for an added oomph. Meanwhile, the low-top versions come in four colorways, black-on-black, neutral grey/white, black/white, dark obsidian/vivid pink and white. The new HTM2 Run Boot uses some of the newest technological innovations to come out of Nike’s Innovation Kitchen and slips on and off easily. The rubberized toe cap gives the boots a longer life span regardless of your level of activity.
The sneaker epitome from Nike’s perennial design group, HTM2 Run Boot, will be available in Japan on February 20 and March 1 respectively.