As the world around us becomes more and more technologically involved and dependent, the use of algorithms and software is increasingly permeating most industries and design spaces. And the footwear sector is no exception, as Nike has thoroughly demonstrated in recent years. Nike’s latest shoe to benefit from computer sciences and advanced research and development doesn’t actually come from Nike itself, but rather its Jordan Brand subsidiary — which just unveiled the all-new Jordan Delta.
Maintaining the sub-brand’s signature utilization of expert craftsmanship and cutting-edge manufacturing technique, the Jordan Delta was computationally-designed. The new Delta features a low-cut silhouette with breathable mesh uppers supplemented with color-matched woven ripstop quarter panels and suede overlays, reflective HF welds, and Nike React midsoles, while the bottom of the shoe is lined with zonal outsole pods, a lateral outsole wrap, rubber capsule toe, and a distorted herringbone pattern. The Delta’s interior is completely seamless, helping to mitigate blister-forming abrasions and ensure comfort — the latter area of which is helped along by an ergonomic tongue, padding around the collar, and Nike React foam soles. The Jordan Delta will be released in Sail/Photo Blue-White on April 4, in Vachetta Tan on May 14, and Black on June 6.