Sneakers July, 18 2012

Dover Street Market x Nike Air Force 1 – A Further Look

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Nike and Dover Street Market come together to release a unique collection of Nike Air Force 1s to mark the 30th anniversary of a classic. We gave you a first preview here and now we can present the sneaker collaboration in all its details. Releasing in limited numbers globally the DSM AF1 features a “materials first” for Nike footwear – Ventile – resulting in a lighter weight and form fitting Nike AF1.

Ventile is a material developed in Manchester. Initially applied to immersion suits, Ventile, is a woven fabric that is naturally waterproof and windproof with an impeccable resistance to tearing and fire – ideal in survival situations.

The resilient material allows for less component parts in the Air Force 1, providing a slimmer look and feel to the wearer while an innovative cushioning system allows for more flexibility throughout the sole. A Tyvek tongue tab marked with 17-18, the street number of Comme des Garcons’ London Dover Street Market location, is a nod to the race day numbers worn by competitive runners.

The DSM AF1 Sneaker comes in two colorways – classic navy and summer ecru. The sneaker will first release on July 20th at the Ginza location in Tokyo and on July 28th at Dover Street Market in London. Mid- August a wider distribution of the sneaker at select retail locations in the US, Europe, and Greater China, will take place.