Silver 2020 / Fashion Sneakers / Other Fashion innovation Footwear




  • Company
    Nike Ispa
  • Lead Designer
    Nate Jobe Jobe
  • Prize
    Silver in Other Fashion innovation Footwear, Bronze in Outdoor
  • Expertise
  • Firm Size

The Nike ISPA Drifter Gator presents a “ready anytime” response to shifting weather.

In this articulation, the gator deploys like a parachute. Wrapped around the leg, the gator forms a near weightless, protective layer to guard against the foes of winter cycling and on-foot commuting: dirt, splashes, rain.

The sole, as on the original Drifter, is built with a lightweight, supple foam compound that includes regrind Nike ZoomX foam — a key component of Nike’s fast marathon shoes. The shoe's upper shifts from a split toe design to a hearty full toe form to provide stability and prevent abrasion

Photo Credit: Nike Ispa