The tooling from the Nike Joyride NSW Setter (the “muscle car” of the Joyride family) offers a plush three-pod cushioning system. However, its upper, while tough, isn’t designed for quickly taking on and off, which can be difficult when attending dinner parties at shoes-off apartments or trying to navigate dressing rooms at packed sample sales. ISPA answers for these peculiarities of urban life, and the Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope explicitly adapts the Joyride NSW Setter for easy on, easy off use.
To do this, the shoe is crafted with a unique folding upper. It is, at base, a bit like a bag. Open it up, slide in. The upper can then close in either direction (one side is perforated for breathability on warmer days). An external strap adds stability, but doesn’t shortchange speed. In short, it’s like going from a regular hinged door to a gull-wing.
The Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope releases November 27.