Nike Air Sesh: Tinker Hatfield designs a pair for dancers


The brand with the swoosh excels when it comes to offering products for sports disciplines: from athletics to basketball, tennis, football or skateboarding. Now Nike has entered the dance arena with a new pair of Air Sesh shoes created by renowned designer Tinker Hatfield and the Kinjaz dance troupe.

To adapt to the specific needs of dancers, Hatfield and Nike turned to the Los Angeles dance team Kinjaz for the design process. The dancers were able to showcase the technical and comfort benefits of the new Nike Air Sesh. The mid-cut sneaker features a wider toe box to allow more room for the dancers’ toes.

The midsole is made of Cushlon foam, which provides flexibility to complement the Zoom Air cushioning in the heel. In addition, to help dancers slide or stop their movements, the Air Sesh’s outsole is divided into two types of rubber. One is smooth and slippery on the medial side and the other is sticky on the lateral side.

The Air Sesh is available in two Nike Cortez-inspired colourways: a white, red and blue version with a graphic colour palette on the tongue and a black and white silhouette. The Nike Air Sesh is currently only available to select Nike app.

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