Model: Air Force 1
Key Features: Coming in both black and white colorways, the sneaker features a seamless Flyleather upper construction, A-COLD-WALL* detailing on the canvas tongue, and gray paneling along the hidden lacing system and heel panel.
Release Date: December 21 overseas, January 10 in the US
Price: $190 / €190 / £165
Buy: Nike and select retailers TBC (see list below)
Editor’s Notes: After months of teasers and an international drop on December 21, the latest installment of Nike’s collaboration with A-COLD-WALL*’s Samuel Ross gets its US release today. The Flyleather Air Force 1 Low is the designer’s third footwear collaboration with the Swoosh, following the Air Force 1 High and Vomero +5.
Flyleather, which is made using at least 50 percent recycled leather fibers, is central to both Nike and Ross’ push for a more sustainable future. “Flyleather is a vessel to refine an idea that was already quite strong,” says Ross. “The technology behind it is also connected to the progression of my design practice, my label, and, of course, my work on the Air Force. To produce a shoe that carries a sustainable narrative and talks to modern issues is a big thing.
“When I first started collaborating with Nike, I had, like, 10 stocklists. So sustainability felt like something that was a much bigger issue than my own business. Now we’re at 130 stockists and our consumption rates do need to adjust. It has been brilliant to actually open up that conversation with Nike around clothing and footwear in order to take steps towards becoming more sustainable at A-COLD-WALL*.”
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