The story of the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 is a story of redemption, and we all love those. Originally released in 2003, the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 was intended for the Japanese market. Designed by Steven Smith, who also designed your adidas YEEZYs, Reebok Instapump Furys, and a number of other icons, it’s no surprise that the silhouette never really went away. In fact, a couple of celebrity endorsements and Stüssy collaborations in 2020 and the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 is looking stronger than ever. Just ask Drake.
Champagne Papi recently hit the studio in Los Angeles in perfect cozy style. A Missoni tracksuit top coupled with tapered grey sweatpants led the eye to an immaculate pair of Triple White Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 on foot. The simple fit was enough to get us fantasizing about our summer Spiridon fits, though, so we took to the net to round up the best colorways.
We had to kick it off with Drake’s Triple White pair. The Spiridon Cage 2’s silhouette has a lot going on, so toning things down with this super-clean colorway can be seriously effective.
Dropping in 2020 and arguably Stüssy’s best-known Spiridon collaboration, this Fossil colorway boasts wild versatility thanks to its one-size-fits-all color palette. Heavy canvas meets mesh in the neutral upper contrasted by a black Swoosh.
Sure, the Fossil colorway wins in terms of styling, but there’s no missing the Kukini. Taking the cage structure to the next level, this pair eschews lacing for a slip-on sock enforced by the webbed cage which wraps around the heel, too.
While the Spiridon Cage 2 probably falls under the lifestyle category nowadays, it was originally designed as a performance runner. The Track Red palette turns its attention back to the athletic roots of the silhouette.
Volt is a lot to take in, there’s no denying it. Barely Volt, though, is a different game altogether. Toned down enough to be more palatable without losing its attention-grabbing appeal, this pair is begging for a summer-rotation spot.
The power of University Blue truly knows no bounds. Originating in the world of basketball footwear as an homage to Jordan’s alma mater UNC, the light-blue hue has grown to become a go-to for Nike as a whole.
Tonal detailing to the leather overlays gives the Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 Newsprint texture despite its quiet, two-tone palette. Timeless and clean, this pair is a staple.
Perforated Pistachio leather forms the backdrop for a patchwork of materials to the upper. Suede and mesh battle for space but a highlighter yellow Air unit steals the show.
Some Nike hues always get the blood pumping and Varsity Royal is one of them. This iconic, deep-blue color makes the perfect chromatic anchor for a colorway, and it’s on top form in combination with silver here.
Released towards the end of 2020, this pair dropped in honor of one of London’s go-to sneaker locations. Size? Carnaby Street is immortalized in subtle detailing like the Carnaby Street-inspired embroidery to the heel.
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