Last year it was announced Martine Rose and Nike’s much-hyped collaboration collection will partly be sold on Craigslist in London, but now we have an in-store date, too.
Rose revealed that interested buyers in London could travel to their selected Craigslist seller’s house to purchase the collection. The three London “stockists”, London Steve, Tesfa, and Surya, are all seen modeling the collection in the lookbook, along with Surya’s ferrets.
As for the collection itself, it combines English and American sporting looks, with UK-style tracksuits and “middle-America-Dad” sneakers. If you look closely, the silhouette features a strange, bulbous and unexplained detail on the upper. In their coverage of the collaboration, Vogue didn’t properly explain the bulge on the shoe’s upper, but quoted Rose as saying “We looked at Nike’s shoe lasts and the moulds of athletes’ feet. The result was really… interesting. Nike was really brave. Nothing like this has ever been done before – the trainers are strange, beautiful objects.”
More recently, sneaker buyer Dorophy a.k.a. CATWOMANISSUPERRICH took to Instagram to announce that the Nike collab will also be available in stores as of Saturday, January 10. Whether this is worldwide or just in China remains to be seen, so stay tuned for more details.
Let us know what you think of the collection in the comments. Would you be down for a Craigslist adventure or will you opt for an in-store experience?
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