With more than 1,900 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities in New York City's five boroughs, Nike has partnered with the NYC parks department on collection that celebrates these community spaces.
First up, the collaboration brings a new design for the classic Air Force 1 model. Dripping in a fully black get-up, the color is broken up on the sole that features vibrant splashes of blue, orange, and green to symbolizes the abundance of amenities NYC parks have to offer. On the body, the sneaker includes chain link mesh panels, 3M high-visibility accents and interchangeable Velcro patches.
On the apparel side, 12 pieces will be included in the collection featuring a cotton crew T-shirt with the NYC Parks motifs appearing on the left chest and back of the product. A winterized club fleece half-zip top and jogger pant are also present, which features all-over printed polar fleece highlighted by a reflective and embroidered NYC Parks logo and Nike swoosh.
“For more than five years, NYC Parks and Nike have worked together to benefit New Yorkers across the city — from the Bronx to Staten Island — by investing in parks and programming that connect communities through sport," says NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. "The new product collaboration between our iconic brands celebrates this long partnership by showcasing the real people who care for our parks every day in order for all of us to have access to world class parks."
The Nike x NYC Parks Department collection will release on December 5 at Nike NYC, Nike Soho, Foot Locker Washington Heights, select local retailers and on nike.com. The AF1 will also release on SNKRS in North America.
Take a closer look at the Air Force 1 in the gallery above.