Drawing from both the Nike Blazer and a Nike ACG Mowabb prototype that was conceptualized in 2001, Nike’s Drop Type LX is an interesting hybrid silhouette, one that looks intentionally incomplete thanks to its stripped-back ethos. It’s been popping up in a handful of new colorways over the summer months, and the latest pair to surface is this clean white makeup with classic black and cream accents. The upper offers an interesting mix of textures and materials: the base is constructed of nylon, while the heel and forefoot overlays offer a soft suede. A slightly more shaggy suede arrives on the eyestays, leather graces the heel tab, and an ever-so-thin strip of black canvas hits the bottom of the quarter. There’s no midfoot Swoosh here — it’s replaced by a small N.354 hit — but there are hand-scrawled check graphics on both the aforementioned heel tab and exposed foam tongue. A traditional rubber toe cap provides enhanced durability, while a doubled-up midsole design calls to mind shades of the dual detailing made famous by sacai‘s Blazers. Look for these Drop Types to release on Nike.com in the coming weeks for $75 USD, and check out official images below in the meantime.
Nike Drop Type LX
Style Code: AV6697-101