The Nike ISPA Mindbody Becomes a Canvas for Suminagashi
When East meets West. When ancient art meets contemporary.
[Update 20 Sep 2023] The monochromatic, Suminagashi-inspired Nike ISPA Mindbody has been released! Find them on Nike SNKRS with an RRP of US$180. If not, the pair’s also listed on the SNKRDUNK App.
Nike ISPA exists as one of the Swoosh’s most forward-thinking subdivisions. The team’s designed numerous silhouettes with each one more surprising than the last. The titular Mindbody is easily one of their most creative and experimental offerings—albeit an acquired taste to some.
For its return to the spotlight for Fall/Winter 2023, it comes dressed in a pattern likely influenced by Suminagashi or “floating ink”—the ancient art of Japanese marbling.
A monochromatic palette engulfs its Flyknit body, reminiscent of ink floating on water. It presides over a small black Swoosh on the lateral before leading the eyes to its all-white midsole. The pair’s construction is devoid of glue, as usual, adhering to Nike’s circular design ethos.
There currently is no release date but its projected to hit shelves within the coming weeks with an RRP of US$180. In the meantime, enjoy the official images at the gallery above.
Another pair inspired by Japan, check out the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ueno Sakura”.