Brand: Nike

Season: Summer 2017 N7 Collection

Key Pieces: Kyrie 3 N7, Women's and Men's Sock Dart N7, Air Flight Huarache Ultra N7

Editor’s Notes: Nike's annual N7 collection, which raises awareness and demystifies stereotypes about Native American culture and Aboriginal youth in North America as well as to encourage resilience against adversity will be launching tomorrow Wednesday, June 21, to coincide with National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

Inspired by Canadian hockey star and member of the First Nations Ojibwe tribe Jordan Nolan (who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings), the collection comprises of men’s and women’s footwear and apparel featuring thunderbird graphics -- the symbol of the Ojibwe tribe that lived mainly in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Ontario.

“The thunderbird’s power inspires me. It also forms beautiful artwork,” says Nolan. “Much like the thunderbird, I think of myself as a protector on the rise and take pride in my teammates.”

Footwear for men includes the Kyrie 3, Air Flight Huarache Ultra and Sock Dart, as each pair and the entire N7's aesthetic is punctuated by Nolan and traditional Ojibwe thunderbird graphics, with a pattern formed by abstracting the thunderbird and a distinct color scheme drawn from exploded color bursts of red and yellow that references long hours of training and sport in the summertime.

As with each N7 collection, this Summer 2017 drop benefits the N7 Fund which has awarded grants to 87 of organizations and impacting 111,000 Aboriginal kids, as well showcasing Nike’s long-time mission to inspire and enable Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America to participate in sport and physical activity.

Nolan further shared, “N7 is about encouraging a positive, healthy lifestyle through sports and being physically active. If you’re physically, mentally and spiritually active, it’s only going to open doors for you and make you a more positive and open human being.”

Find the entire range at Nike's online shop and select retailers tomorrow, Wednesday, June 21.

Also, John Elliott’s NikeLab Vandal High collab is dropping this week.

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