Sneakers December, 24 2008

CLOT x Nike 1World Air Force 1

After recently presenting to you the Marok x Nike 1World Air Force 1, we present you the next chapter in the 1World project, where Nike this time worked with Hong Kong’s CLOT crew.

“Special features of the Nike Clot Air Force 1 include:

– an upper-shoe made from red Clot Royale Deluxe Silk, the most recognizable Chinese-made textile, with embroidered trademark Clot graphics inspired by thousand-year-old Chinese prints;
– the red upper-shoe top layer can actually be peeled, burned or torn off to reveal a bottom layer made from dark brown leather. Clot’s trademark Chinese-print graphics, as embroidered onto the silk upper layer, are lasered onto this durable leather layer;
– a sockliner inspired by traditional green-and-white paper;
– contrasting black colorway, with a matte-black leather details and black shoelaces.

The highlight peel-off double-layer design feature was created to inspire people to seek beyond the superficial, to search for what lies within. The Clot design team explains: “We need to remember to never judge simply by what you see.” The Nike Clot Air Force 1 comes in a special “Chinese Candy Box” packaging set. Traditionally, Lunar New Year celebrations include offering sweets and other edible treats from a red lacquer box to ensure a “sweet” year. Honoring this custom, the Nike Clot Air Force 1 packaging is a hexagonal red box with a partitioned tray layer, to hold shoe accessories, and matching lid. The box’s exterior is adorned with Clot graphics in black.” Via KF/Hypebeast.

The CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 will be released on January 16th at Juice in Hong Kong and ACU in Shanghai.

Detailed images of the sneaker follow after the jump.

CLOT x Nike 1World Air Force 1

CLOT x Nike 1World Air Force 1

CLOT x Nike 1World Air Force 1