Nike is well known for being on the cutting edge of performance athletic footwear, but just as many people love the brand for their progressive style and design aesthetics. With the lifestyle footwear market booming at the moment, it’s only fitting that Nike get in on the fun with their own unique approach. The Swoosh has long relied on its classic models like the Dunk and Blazer in this department, but with the introduction of the Aina Chukka ND, the brand appears to be committed to creating some new classics when it comes to capturing that sophisticated grown-man look in style.
The Aina offers a unique, yet familiar design that blends the concept of a boat shoe with a Blazer-esque vulc midsole and the woven pattern that has been a reoccurring Nike staple for the last decade or so. As you can see, everything came together in perfect harmony for the Aina Chukka, providing today’s sneaker enthusiast with a classy and stylish new option. Following up on the recent intrigue surrounding the new model, Sneaker News recently had the chance to chat with the Aina’s designer, Nathan VanHook, to learn a little more about the shoe that many predict to be a Nike Sportswear mainstay for years to come.