The Nike ISPA Road Warrior Sail may be the most complex design that Nike has ever released to the public. The silhouette is almost like a sneak peek inside of Nike’s innovation lab, referencing specs that range from basketball, running, training, to outdoor apparel.
In what is a very concept-driven focus, the ISPA Road Warrior features a sail knit-patched upper with a rubber cage overlay donning buckles and straps across the forefoot. Double-stacked Air Zoom Pods in the forefoot reference the AlphaFly Next% running shoe while an open floating heel draws inspiration from early Nike Shox prototypes. For stability, Nike reimagined the classic Japanese tabi work boot and implemented a split-toe structure in the upper. The ISPA Road Warrior released in July of 2020 and retailed for $500 USD.