Tom Sachs, the American contemporary artist and downtown Manhattan fixture, has recently been spotted strolling the streets of SoHo NYC wearing an alternate version of his upcoming Mars Yard 2.5 sneaker. The latest iteration of the prized Mars Yard shoe line, the 2.5 features a distinct black rubber toe-cap, further protecting the footwear from the rugged trails they were intended to cover. This variation of the Mars Yard 2.5 spotted on its creator’s feet does not feature the standard SFB sole seen in either the original nor the 2.0 and Overshoe, but rather that of the more elegantly shaped ACG Mountain Fly – a hiking shoe released under the Nike ACG product line and designed by Nathan Van Hook.
There is no indication that these will release, and are likely a one-off made for Sachs. The only way to secure a pair of the Nike Mars Yard 2.5 is to submit an entry for an opportunity to wear-test the shoes. Read more on the Mars Yard 2.5 wear-test to find out how to enter.