After the sleeper hit that was the Nike Roshe Run
, the quiet shoe movement seems to be making some noise. The Nike Solarsoft Moccasin Woven sticks to a similar formula, flips Lunar to Solar and makes the most of its minimalism, in a mid-price (that's mid-price in the current climate, where £140+ releases are depressingly common) package that should gather a few fans on its release. As shoes get wilder, more technical and multicoloured, we think more and more people are destined to be driven to the simpler styles like this. While arguments in our office over Woven applications on shoes are common, this is a time when the weave makes all kinds of sense. The non-woven Solarsoft has a boat-like appearance that we're we're not entirely convinced by, but shorn of the swoosh, the premium materials and quiet contrast works well with the Lunarlon sole. The Nike Mayfly Woven of last summer didn't make a lot of sense from a performance standpoint, but those #menswear types hunting an entry level hint of tech with a certain traditionalism lapped them up. These follow the Mayfly Woven's muted aesthetic with a pick of brown accented grey or navy and an insanely lightweight feel. Roshe Run meets Mayfly meets Air Woven — the Nike Solarsoft Moccasin Woven arrives in the Crooked Tongues store in a few weeks.