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Brand: A-COLD-WALL* x Nike

Model: Zoom Vomero +5

Key Features: The mixed-material upper features A-COLD-WALL* branding on the toe and an architectonic heel counter. A Zoom midsole with Cushlon technology completes the look. The sneaker comes in two colorways: black and white.

Release Date: After releases elsewhere on November 17 and 29, Nike US is dropping the sneakers on December 13

Price: $200

Buy: Nike and select retailers TBC

Editor’s Notes: Having released an Air Force 1 High in 2017 and with a Low variant planned this month (it already dropped in Shanghai), A-COLD-WALL*’s collaboration with the Swoosh is extending into a multi-faceted partnership.

Front and center of designer Samuel Ross’ latest Nike collection is the Zoom Vomero +5, which arrives in two different colorways, both of which have been produced to discolor rapidly. Ross has removed the sneaker’s PU coating to accelerate the aging process. The sneaker’s exaggerated heel counter adds another dimension to the sneaker and is a design detail previously seen on the ADER Error x PUMA collection.

“I am interested in how a garment ages and in taking the user on that journey,” says Ross. “That is something I believe should be encouraged. It’s much more human. It’s much more dynamic as well.”

In addition to the sneakers, the collection includes a range of apparel that utilizes similarly inventive fabrics such as a technical Japanese nylon that softens when warm. Check out the collection on the computer-generated models in the gallery above.

“With the garments that we produce with Nike, there is this element of sophistication weaved through the simplistic shapes, which have these small details,” explains Ross. “Those details come down to the use of things, like Japanese nylon on the parka, something that is initially coarse but with wear actually softens.”

The sneakers first came out on November 17 in London ahead of a wider release on November 29. Nike will be dropping both colorways in the US tomorrow, December 13.

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