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A Brief History of the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft 2.0

Back to the future: Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0

Nike and Tom Sachs got together again to present the Tom Sachs x Nike Craft Mars Yard 2.0. Nike partnered with Tom Sachs five years ago to create an extremely rare capsule collection (as seen here).

By then, it was released in his SPACE PROGRAM: Mars exhibit, a built-space that simulated Mars landing. The Mars Yard shoe was the most anticipated item, it is also designed by Tommaso Rivellini, one of NASA’s mechanical engineers.

Sachs adds «..the rocket scientist uniform of today is faded jeans, a golf shirt, and sneakers. These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry.»

The future of footwear was rewritten:

Nike Tom Sachs Mars Yard

The first silhouette, released in 2012, was built using Nike SFB’s midsole while the ripstop upper made them weather resistant, however, Nike discovered over the years that materials may stress out with frequent usage.

However that did not stop them to create something even better, the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0, replacing the upper with a more durable polyester compound.

Tom further states that «..this isn’t a reissue. It’d be easy to see this as a reissue because from across the room it looks the same, but it’s got new material and a couple of small changes. Things went wrong last time, and we addressed each and every one of those.»

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0

Where to buy:

For now, it is near impossible to find the first version in deadstock condition, or any condition for all that matters, unless you are willing to pay astronomical amounts of money. And even if you are willing to pay over €1500, it is still hard to find your size. Not even Flight Club stocks them.

On the other hand, it is pretty easy to find the newest version. If you check the most common places, from eBay to Flight Club, to major Facebook sneaker groups, you will be able to find them at resell prices.

Depending on the seller, condition and how bad you want them, it is an easy buy. For obvious reasons, Flight Club prices do not match the real market value, but as everyone knows, they stock legit items (no, we haven’t seen fakes of these versions, but you better be safe than sorry…).

Under this article, you can see both pairs. Can you identify the differences? Which one would you like the most? Let us know in the comments section.

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