The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft “General Purpose Shoe” is a special collaboration between the popular artist and Nike on a shoe that’s “ordinary for extraordinary people. ” Today, we take a closer look at the Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’ that will release on September 29, 2022. Continue reading to learn more!

Image of a past collaboration between Nike and Tom Sachs. Image via GQ.
Image of past collaboration between Nike and Tom Sachs. Image via GQ.

Before we take a look at the Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’, we are first going to take a look at a similar pair…

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NikeCraft Mars Yard Shoe 1.0 Tom Sachs Space Camp

  • Retail Price: $385
  • Average Resell Price: $8,500!!!
  • Colorway: Natural, Sport Red, Maple
  • Release Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  • Style Code: 519329-160
Official image of the NikeCraft Mars Yard Shoe 1.0 Tom Sachs Space Camp via Tom Sachs Shop.
Official image of the NikeCraft Mars Yard Shoe 1.0 Tom Sachs Space Camp via Tom Sachs Shop.

Of course, it needs to be said right out of the gate that we do not expect the Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’ to resell for anywhere near what this sneaker sells for.

This is more of a comparison sneaker to show Nike and Tom Sachs’s style. It’s also worth noting that the Mars Yard 1.0 was released a decade ago and was released in extremely limited numbers.

It was also one of the first sneakers released by Tom Sachs and Nike and had much, much more hype around it, as you can see from not just the resell price but the retail price as well.

The Mars Yard 1.0 is built predominantly out of a light brown suede and a light material called Vectran, a type of fabric used in the parachutes of the Mars Excursion Rover.

The sneaker is detailed with a red Nike swoosh, red detailing, and some crispy sail laces and midsole; the Mars Yard was truly out of this world (pun intended).

The purpose of the Mars Yard shoe in Tom Sachs’s eyes, was to “combine sustainability and ruggedness to create a shoe that could withstand the elements of the final frontier.”

Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’

  • Retail Price: $110
  • Average Resell: $206
  • Colorway: Dark Sulfur, White, Light Cream
  • Release Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Style Code: DA6672-700
Official Image of the Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’ via GOAT.
Official Image of the Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’ via GOAT.

“The Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’ features a functional design that aligns with the shoe’s marketing tagline, which cheekily suggests that ‘Creativity is the enemy.’

Based on Sachs’ ongoing research into how ‘our bodies meet the ground,’ the low-top sports a yellow mesh upper with tonal suede overlays and a contrasting white Swoosh. Orange webbing tabs at the tongue and heel assist with easy on and off.

The cream-colored rubber midsole packs an EVA wedge for lightweight cushioning, while a black waffle-traction rubber outsole yields optimal grip.”

Where to purchase Tom Sachs x Nike NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe ‘Archive’

If you weren’t to purchase for retail, definitely check out two of the most trusted reselling sources in the game:

  • GOAT: An online app where sellers can list their sneakers for market prices, and buyers can either place bids or accept the seller’s price. Sellers ship their pairs to the GOAT warehouse, where they are authenticated and shipped to the buyers.
  • Flight Club: Both a website and physical store(s) where sellers can give their shoes in to be sold in consignment, where Flight Club will take a percentage off of the sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Tom Sachs?

Tom Sachs is a sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another.

What is Nike known for?

The world’s largest athletic apparel company, Nike is best known for its footwear, apparel, and equipment. Founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, the company became Nike in 1971 after the Greek goddess of victory. One of the most valuable brands among sports businesses, Nike employs over 76,000 people worldwide.

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Ben has been reselling for over 6 years. Even though he is very experienced, he is still looking for that next level in the reselling game. His favorite sneaker is the Jordan 1 'Chicago'

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