Chris Elliott

The Nike EXP-X14 Bridges The Gap Between Sportswear & Running


Nike continues to blur the once clearly-defined lines between function and fashion with their new performance silhouettes like the Zoom Fly and the Epic React, shoes that look just as good in the streets as they perform during a workout. Now, the Nike EXP-X14 is the latest silhouette to combine running innovation and style essentials. Nodding to Nike’s rich running heritage while still pushing the envelope of technology, the EXP-X14’s translucent upper is a modern-day take on the Nike Zoom Drive, a running silhouette from the mid 90s. The midsole boasts an exposed yellow TPU plate and a slim heel design that nod to the ultra-fast Zoom Vaporfly 4%. Even the shoe’s name is packed full of Nike lore, as “EXP” is short for experiment, and X14 is the original internal Nike code name for React cushioning technology, which appears in the shoe’s midsole. The numbers printed on the shoe’s medial side represent the legendary Steve Prefontaine’s fastest time in the mile, 3 minutes and 54.6 seconds, and the shoe is completed with bold Flywire cables and a unique high heel and low ankle color adorned with a small swoosh.

Make sure you add the Nike EXP-X14 to your rotation on July 5th and grab a pair at