It started with a stack of white Nike boxes, some tape, and a message about awaiting a new drop date. Inside these boxes could have been any special release, new re-imagining, or retro coming from the Nike camp. It took a sleek, sharp, flyknit-ted salvo to provoke an emphatic WOW from a man trying to stay cool with an I’ve-seen-it-all attitude.
The Nike Free Mercurial Superfly SP Grey made me instantly step back. Could this be happening? Local shop Off The Hook, not a newcomer to bringing in limited pieces to Montreal, was set to launch this beautiful meld of Flyknit and Free performance technology. Since the news, I have been staying at the ready, still high off the word of its release. The tones of this new Dark Grey version of the sought after HTM Free Mercurial Superfly provide an understated edge to a rather fluid silhouette.
This Nike Lab release will makes its way to Canada in a very limited run at Off The Hook in Montreal with an in-store and online release date set for February 15.