Nike Moon Racer Debut Colorway Asks “Permission For Takeoff”

Nike has been extremely prolific this year debuting desirable new silhouettes. For starters there’s the shining achievement known as the React Element 87. In addition, other formidable styles like the Vapor Street Flyknit and Pegasus Turbo are also pushing boundaries of both performance innovation and technological advancements.

Joining the fray next month is the Nike Moon Racer. Inspired by the famed Nike Moon Shoe that was handmade by Geoff Hollister under the tutelage of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, in 1972, this relic stands as the guiding force for a modern-day counterpart.

Nike Moon Shoe (1972)
Nike Moon Shoe (1972)

With an enlarged Swoosh that bleeds onto the lace collar from the lateral siding, the shoe bears similarities to certain OFF WHITE x Nike releases. Framing appears to take from the Nike Cortez while contemporary React tooling enhances the speckled midsole. That midsole, of course, could be a direct nod to the “White Cement” Air Jordan 4.

This budding silhouette is set to release on August 2 at premium retailers like Sneaker Politics. Take a detailed look at the Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff” below.

Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”

Colorway: Black/White-Wolf Grey
Style #: AQ4121-001
Release Date: August 2, 2018
Price: $150

Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”

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