Style is unique to the individual and varies greatly from place to place. While stylish people exist in every corner of the globe there are six cities that have distinguished themselves from the rest. In these places style oozes from every alley, back road, and pothole. These style capitols are home to people unafraid to zig when others zag; home to people pushing new trends, and connecting global communities through fresh cultural perspectives. Celebrating the bold and fearless attitudes of London, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Shanghai, Nike Sportswear introduces the Holiday ‘14 Women’s City Collection.
First released in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 sneaker marked the first use of Nike Air cushioning in basketball footwear and slowly became a hit as its popularity spread from neighborhood to neighborhood along the I-95 corridor between New York and Washington, D.C. Named after the U.S. presidential plane and designed by Bruce Kilgore, the shoe’s endless iterations have inspired undying loyalty across communities for three decades, propelling the iconic silhouette beyond the basketball court to the pinnacle of sport and street culture. From couture designers to musicians, the Nike Air Force 1 remains an underground style standard.
The Nike Sportswear Holiday ’14 Women’s City Collection features six variants of the Air Force 1 (three high and three low), each done in a courageous monotone colorway influenced by one of six style capitols. Inspired by antique maps and local history, these rich, saturated tones pay homage to tradition.
For London, the Nike Air Force 1 low is dressed in a subdued version of British racing green. The Tokyo Nike Air Force 1 low pulls from the vibrant red of the Japanese flag. Digging into the great artistic legacy of the city, Milan’s AF1 low gives a nod to the yellow limonite ochre common in renaissance paintings. An ode to the classic white on white, the New York AF1 high provides a new vision for the quintessential Air Force 1 colorway. For Paris, the high version comes bathed in a beautiful French blue. Finally, an antiqued red connects Shanghai to the tales of its lost dynasties.
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NOTE: WO = US women's sizing.
WMNS Nike AIr Force 1 Low Tokyo704011-600University Red/University Red