With the return of the Nike Air Rift from 1996 Nike take its unmistakable DNA with the NikeLab Free Rift Sandal, with this new design falling closer to the sandal end of the spectrum than its predecessor.
The textile upper and rubber outsole of the original give way to protective TPU cages and plush Phylon midsoles. Nike Free technology, a concept trail blazed by the original Air Rift, completes the package to create the ultimate protective and flexible sneaker/sandal hybrid.
This is definitely a shoe for the outdoors, for the rocks and waterfalls and one that looks super comfy. But this is no ordinary camper sandal – there’s some serious Nike Tech in the shoe that was originally made for volleyball players and the NikeLab Free Rift Sandal features hexagonal flex grooves to achieve a natural and barefoot feel.
We like ’em not sure if the sneakerhead purist will but for the summer we think these are a yes we said it ALLLLL-RIGHT. They drop May 7th at global Nike Lab locations.
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