In 2012 famed artist Tom Sachs collaborated with Nike on the Mars Yard sneaker, based off the concept of an athletic sneaker for rocket scientists. In 2017, Sachs and Nike renewed their partnership with the Mars Yard 2.0. The design of the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0 is very similar to the original, but features subtle upgrades to materials and adds some unique details.
Introducing the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 – a vintage silhouette brought back from the archives and remastered for contemporary comfort. This collaborative effort won’t be an easy cop. Be sure to sign up for stockist alerts by hitting the bell icon above. We’ll send you an email as soon as these go live.
Tom Sachs is a US based artist known for his contemporary and abstract pieces. Working alongside Nike, Sachs attempts to create a work of art that is functional as it is striking. While it may appear to be a collectors item, this is strictly to be worn and enjoyed. The shoe box arrives with the following message:
Similar to the 2012 release from Tom Sachs and NikeCraft, this pair showcases a vintage inspired look throughout. Cream coloured mesh hits the sidewall and also appears across the toe while premium suede offers a nice contrast in a deep shade of brown. The vintage swoosh sits across the sidewall in a deep red colourway and soft fleece makes an appearance to the inner lining.
In May 2012, Nike and artist Tom Sachs partnered to release the NikeCraft Mars Yard, a shoe inspired by Sachs’ interactions with NASA’s highly specialized scientists, and designed as high-performance equipment for the building of his SPACE PROGRAM 2.0: Mars exhibition (mounted at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City). Just five years later, the NikeCraft Mars Yard shoe will re-launch in 2.0 form with a material update informed by Sachs’ long-term trial of the original that revealed an unknown.
Tom Sachs x Nike
Sachs’ relationship with Nike plays off the artist’s intense curiosity. “Any project is an opportunity to learn,” he says. Sachs worked with Nike formally for the first time in 2009, as a contributor to the STAGES exhibition, benefiting cancer research. Five years later, the brand collaborated with Sachs on Space Camp 2.0: Mars, an exhibition exploring the physical and fitness demands of space travel through the artist’s unique lens. The project realized a number of innovative Nike products, including the Mars Yard shoe, as well as setting a base for continued evolution of the central idea.
Available Sizes: EUR 40, 41, 42, 43 & 44 Only