In partnership with artist Tom Sachs, Nike will be releasing a collection of clothing, bags and shoes, dubbed "NikeCraft," which utilises materials usually used by NASA—materials never before used in sportswear.
By sportswear standards, these sneakers and totes are pretty pricey. But in lieu of actually traveling to the moon, a few hundred quid for a NASA-inspired duffle seems a relative steal!
The "Mars Yard" shoe features vectran fabric from the Mars Excursion Rover airbags and detailing from Apollo lunar overshoe. Its outersole is borrowed from the Nike special forces boot.
This tote is made of Cuben fibre, a laminated polyethylene fabric typically used as sailcloth. It features a 30-foot parachute cord, a pry bar, a grappling hook, and a AAA-battery or toiletry case.
The "Spacebag" duffle is made with automotive airbag materials and Vectran lining from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It features a waterproof zipper and aluminium interior dividing clips. [Ecouterre via Engadget]