Nike kicked off this year with an innovative release that was neither basketball nor running. This unconventional looking shoe or “wrap” is built to equip athletes headed to their next pilates, yoga, or barre class, protecting bare feet and providing grip on slippery studio floors, a seemingly simple solution for this ever-growing category.
At first glance, the Nike Studio Wrap looks like a sophisticated version of a wrapped foot, complete with grippy heel and forefoot pads. As with most compression apparel or avante garde design, you have to try it out for yourself to test its performance benefits. So Sneaker Report headed to the studio.