After debuting a new React sneaker at South by Southwest back in March, Tinker Hatfield is following up with the official unveiling of his new design, the Nike CruzrOne.
Conceptualized as a running shoe intended for aging athletes—or simply those who prefer slower-paced runs (or "cruises"), the CruzrOne was inspired by a conversation between Hatfield and Nike co-founder Phil Knight. After Hatfield told Knight he'd heard of his eight-miles-a-day walking habit, Knight was quick to correct the designer: "I don’t walk. I run! Just really, really slowly."
The playful conversation sparked a serious design, one which Hatfield tailored for the movement of the foot at a slower pace. The CruzrOne's React-cushioned midsole features a rounded heel intended to make the heel-to-toe movement smooth, while a two-way stretch upper is lined with shearling for plush comfort.
An exact release date for the CruzrOne has not been announced, but readers can sign up for updates here and preview upcoming colorways below.