Before Nike became Nike, the company was known as Blue Ribbon Sports, a name they would use from 1964 up to 1978. And to pay homage to their roots, the Swoosh often paints their modern day runners with the “BRS” mark. The Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% is the latest to feature this logo, doing so atop a colorway that’s perfectly on-theme.
Similar to previous offerings, cool tones dress much of the shoe, dyeing the knit with various shades of blue. Lighter threads create makeshift eyestays and take the shape of the Swoosh, complementing not only the underlying Flywire but also the adjacent laces and midsole. Both the collar and tongue, though interwoven with the rest of the upper, contrast in a greyish blue, a color used for the lace tips, BRS emblem, and heel strip.
Finished with gum bottoms, this Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% is currently on its way to Nike.com and select retailers.
In other news, the Yeezy 500 Granite is releasing this month.