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Nike has just released a new sneaker which combines the React Element and the Air Max 270 in one shoe. It is inspired by the Bauhaus art movement, which from this year is 100 years old. Checkout the blog to find out more on this Bauhaus inspired sneaker.

Architect Walter Gropius founded an academy for architecture and art in 1919 called Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Even though the academy only existed for 14 years, its influence is still relevant to this day. Bauhaus taught that form should follow function. Meaning that the art produced within this style was to be rational, functional and even regarded as standard. In other words, the design of the object is reliable on what it is supposed to be used for. Aesthetic elements were to be added later on and weren’t regarded as a leading factor within the design process.

Bauhaus also taught its students that materials used in the design of its objects should be shown. Materials shouldn’t be hidden in the design because they’re not aesthetically pleasing. This led to the art within the Bauhaus movement to have a minimalistic style. Meaning that only sleek geometric features, color and shape were regarded as important. All other unnecessary elements were to be left out in the design process.

The 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus movement has inspired Nike to create the Nike Air Max 270 React. The shoe follows the style by featuring bold design lines and bright colors on the upper part of the shoe. Black and white make up a majority of the upper part of the sneaker, while blue, red and yellow accents have been added later to contribute more aesthetically pleasing features. As mentioned earlier, the sole is a combination of the Air Max 270 air unit and the React Element’s midsole. The two have been fused together to create an enhanced comfortable experience.

Checkout the Nike Air Max 270 React in the FRESHCOTTON Webshop.

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