Yes, yes, it’s been a minute. But nothing reignites your passion for sneaker-blogging quite like complimentary kicks. So on that note, how about that Nike Zoom Spiridon Ultra Metallic Silver, eh?
Sure, the OG Spiridon (more or less) landed on shelves last year, subtly tweaked and launched under the NikeLab umbrella. But it was gone nearly as quickly as it arrived. The Nike Zoom Spiridon Ultra Metallic Silver, though? It’s still widely available at retailers everywhere, and it’s not as much of a departure from the original pioneer as some of the angry internet comments would have you believe.
Sure, the midsole is lighter and cushier — damn it! — thanks to the cored-out foam composition characteristic of Ultra soles. And the upper’s sleeker and slimmer than it was back in ’97, owing to seamless paneling and a distinctive bootie-style construction with free-laying mesh outer-sleeve — a design departure, but not exactly a bad one from a comfort standpoint. But aesthetically, the classic highlights are all there — smooth black mudguard, starkly contrasting silver mesh upper, glossy red Swoosh, and that wild, wavy white midsole. That’ll work.
Most importantly? Again, you can grab ’em at spots like KicksUSA right now, no waiting.
Nike Zoom Spiridon Ultra
Metallic Silver/Desert Red
Style #: 876267-001