NONNATIVE and INOV-8 follow up their 2017 collaboration with another highly anticipated revamp of the INOV-8 ROCLITE 286 GTX. On this occasion, the lightweight, flexible, GORE-TEX® lined shoes come in a premium grey nubuck leather, exclusively available at COVERCHORD from June 30.
INOV-8 was founded in 2003 in north-west England’s Lake District, the epicenter of the UK trail running scene, and is now regarded as one of the world’s leading mountain running footwear brands. Trail running enthusiast Wayne Eddie launched the brand with the goal of creating a lightweight shoe that delivered a barefoot running experience but also provided exceptional grip. By bringing the runner closer to the terrain, the natural biomechanics of the foot and body are maintained, resulting in the shoe morphing to the movements of the foot, not the other way around. The brand's flagship ROCLITE model is designed “for running where the terrain is at its most variable and unpredictable.” It comes with GORE-TEX® lining, ensuring feet remain comfortable and dry in any weather conditions, and sits on a cutting edge, lightweight, ultra-flexible sole unit, which provides outstanding grip, excellent durability and high levels of cushioning.
INOV-8 and NONNATIVE’s 2017 collaboration, a tonal sand-beige revamp of the ROCLITE, was the first joint effort the footwear manufacturer had undertaken with a fashion brand anywhere in the world. The follow-up sees the two brand’s revisit the ROCLITE, this time decking it out in a premium grey nubuck leather. An off-white mid-sole, collar and tongue, black rubber outsole and aqua blue accents complete the design. Equipped with the trusted performance of GORE-TEX® technology, the finished boot is the perfect amalgam of cutting edge outdoor innovation and urban design aesthetics. Each pair comes with a special leather coaster made from the same nubuck as applied to the upper.
Exclusively available at COVERCHORD, VENDOR and PILGRIM SURF+SUPPLY Tokyo from June 30 (Sat), 2018.
nonnative® X inov-8® ROCLITE 286 GTX
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