February 19, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
You’ve probably never asked yourself why shoes still have laces. It’s one of those little things about life George Carlin made his living on and you probably never would have thought of it were the sneaker world’s terrific trio. Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker are known collectively as HTM, and with their HTM2 collection, these fellas are looking to push the shoe game in a new direction.
The Nike HTM2 Running Boots make you forget about Marty McFly’s Mags and see these as the future of running. Assuming the fit is good, why would you pass up a super sleek, breathable, flexible yet supportive runner that fits like a sock? And with the Free 7.0 sole, you’ll find your balance improved and feet strengthened. It remains to be seen if this really is a watershed moment for sneaker design, but stick with Sneaker News and we’ll keep you posted.
The Nike HTM2 Run Boot is available exclusively in Japan and at 21 Mercer on Feb. 20th and March 1st.