Nike’s latest shoe drops put your personality on your feet

We’re officially one month into 2019. How’s that “new year, new me” resolution coming along? *crickets* I thought so too.

But hey, we don’t have to feel so bad. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of our goals and re-evaluate our plan of attack, y’know? And if there’s one thing that’s sure to get us off our butts, it’s the thrill of a good old competition and functional new gear as extra motivation. (It’s okay, we don’t judge.)

Enter: Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 and Air Max Dia, Nike’s latest offerings that have both flair and function to help you achieve your style and fitness goals with flying colors. The former shoe boasts of debut colorways that draw inspiration from the vibrant tones of the ‘90s tech world. The latter design, on the other hand, was made possible by the collaboration of a four-female footwear collective made up of badass designer, engineer, developer and product manager.

Fresh kicks: Nike launches the Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 and the Air Max Dia in the Philippines.

To celebrate the latest shoe drops, here are some challenges to help fuel our fire. Take it up a notch and round up the gang to make a not-so friendly competition over it. Accountability is one sure way to track progress so trust me, you’ll thank each other later on.

 

Challenge #1: Wear your personality on your sleeve and even on your foot.

Confidence comes from knowing who we really are. And, as we’ve all figured out by now, this doesn’t just happen overnight. But you know what helps us find out what works for us and what doesn’t? Putting much thought into the little details that often get brushed over. The Nike Air Max Dia is already oozing with so much style because of the tapered toe box and low collar design. But it also allows us to show off our personalities through choice of socks, thanks to the deconstructed translucent Nexkin upper. TL;DR: some panels of the shoe are transparent, which means the socks we choose will either make or break our look. Choose wisely and may the best socks slay.

 

Challenge #2: Actually use your gear for what it was made for.

Yeah, copping the latest shoe drop is cool, but have you ever thought about the research and development process that went into creating a shoe cushioning technology that adapts to our every move? As per our good sis Marie Kondo, we have to respect your belongings. The Nike Epic React Flyknit might just be the most comfortable shoe we’ll ever put on our feet and it’s a shame if we don’t use it to its full potential, a.k.a. actually take it out for a run. The Nike Sports Research Lab didn’t experiment with 400 material combinations based on heat map data and computational design from math formula just so you can #shoegame on your finsta. Besides, running with this pair lets you and your friends all work with the same advantage, so who ever runs the slowest has a lot of catching up to do.

 

Challenge #3: Don’t take shortcuts.

Admit it: it’s easier to show people that we’re working on progress rather than working on progress itself. But you know what, at the end of the day, legit transformation comes with a whole lot of flair too when achieved in the right process. No shortcut will ever be as rewarding, y’know?

 

The Nike Air Max Dia is available for P5,795 while The Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 retails for P7,645

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