Introducing Mercer X NASA: W3RD 2.0 Night Mission Sneakers

Introducing Mercer X NASA: W3RD 2.0 Night Mission Sneakers

Mercer Amsterdam produces high-quality apparel, footwear and accessories. Their products breathe an international metropolitan style, where NYC chic meets Amsterdam street. The brands stand for independence and individuality. In order to achieve this, they produce different silhouettes in divergent materials, staying away from the ‘norms’ within traditional design.

In the summer, Mercer Amsterdam teamed up with NASA to create an exclusive run of Apollo 11 inspired sneakers. Originally, they were available in a white and grey blend, but admirably this ‘once in a lifetime collaboration’ has been extended. With a continued partnership, the brands have created something new that provides a darker colourway and a contemporary spin on their first shoe.

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Introducing the ‘W3RD 2.0 Night Mission’; as the first ever manned rocket launch at night, in December 1979 NASA’s Apollo 17 had to overcome all the challenges and inhibitions of a nocturnal mission. This was all or nothing. At 12:53am the Apollo 17 lifted off into space, making it the last manned flight landing on the moon recording the last ever moonwalk by mankind to this date… Paying homage to one of the greatest feats in human history ‘Apollo XVII’ is engraved, in silver, on the side of the sneaker, referencing the only night launch of a manned spacecraft in the history of the world. Release date; 14 December 2018.

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This collaboration is a giant leap for Mercer Amsterdam, where they continue to celebrate one of modern history’s iconic moments – the Apollo 17 space mission. As sneakers become increasingly futuristic with thick soles, platforms and bold colours, these trainers fit right in, and rightfully a major event of the past gets the recognition it deserves.

mercer x nasa

Following on from the Apollo 11-Inspired NASA Collaboration, Tessuti will be joining Mercer in a second launch and supplying a few fortunate customers with the new black colourway. With extremely limited stock, the sneakers will be available from Tessuti online and in-store at the Trafford Center. The first 5 people to purchase the shoe in-store will also receive the exclusive Mercer X NASA utility casing.

We are delighted to be a part of such an inspirational, innovative and exciting project.

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