Sneakers April 6, 2015

fragment design x NikeLab Sock Dart “Black”

fragment design x NikeLab Sock Dart’s upcoming drop and a few tips on how to secure a pair.

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fragment design, Hiroshi Fujiwara and NikeLab bring forth its last instalment of the first collection (rumors of a second collection have already been swirling) of the highly sought-after Sock Dart in a black colorway. This will be the first pair to feature a speckled midsole and its black and white “Oreo” colorway will certainly be a hit like most other sneakers of a similar color scheme.

While many would agree that the appreciation of the Sock Dart silhouette takes an acquired taste, it seems the silhouette has grown on many sneakerheads causing sites to crash during its release, making it an instant sellout.

For those that do not have access to a NikeLab store and haven’t been in the Sock Dart loop, no worries: You can purchase the shoes online at the following retailers this Thursday, April 9th: END., Oki-ni and Slam Jam Socialism. However, be prepared to get kicked out of your cart if you’re not quick enough. These are likely to sell out within 30 seconds. As the saying goes, you snooze you lose.

Here are a few tips on securing a pair (no guarantees):

1. END. will be releasing it at a random time unlike the other retailers. You might think you’re the only one camping out by your computer all day for this release but trust us, you’re not. But, you’ll stand a higher chance scoring the shoes from END. than if you were to purchase from a retailer with a fixed release time.

2. Get an account and sign in with all your particulars prepared to expedite your check out process. Do note that even if you get a confirmation you might not have secured a pair due to the high volume of orders. You’re only 100% in the clear once you receive a tracking number.

3. For END., majority of drops take place between 4pm and 7pm*. However, the previous Sock Dart release took place at 2am*. So all we can say is, pace yourself and be prepared.

The fragment design x NikeLab Sock Dart “Black” will retail for £115 (£92 excl. VAT)

*Singapore Time (GMT +8)