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Tom Sachs and Nike bring back the Mars Yard Shoe

The rare release returns after five years.
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Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0

If you missed out on the original Tom Sachs NikeCraft release, you weren't alone. The shoe fetches thousands of dollars on the resale market and now the shoe is back after five years, but you're going to have to put in a little work to get early access to the shoe. The 2.0 version of the Mars Yard sneaker gets a more breathable polyester warp-knit tricot mesh, an SFB outsole, and two insole options. To get in early Nike and Tom Sachs will be offering a one hour "Space Camp" that is described as:

"A day in the life of Tom Sachs’ studio begins with a strong cup of coffee and a series of drills. Some are serious physical feats — calisthenics and physical strength building such as push-ups and deadlifts — while others are tests of extreme manual dexterity like knot tying and drawing a straight line. Together, the drills function to free the group from external distraction and focus the body and mind to the task at hand. For members of the studio, the task is building sculpture.

“We started doing this because I noticed that as some people in the studio were getting older they were beginning to demonstrate the same physical symptoms of wear and tear that I had, and I was hoping to protect the young men and women who lay down their lives for our work — I didn't want them to have bad backs,” says Sachs, who began following Pat Manocchia's five essential exercises (deadlifts, lunges, chin-ups, push-ups and sit-ups) in 2005. “Our space camp strengthens our bodies so they can be a solid foundation to make difficult decisions with our minds. We do this three days a week.”

Nike and Tom Sachs’ Space Camp brings elements of this studio routine to life through a series of mental and physical obstacles.Testing mind, body and character, the experience forms a routine that can be easily integrated into daily life."

The first Space Camp event will take place on June 8th in New York and an event in London will follow shortly thereafter.

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