Brand: Parra x Nike
Models: Air Max 1 and Zoom Spiridon
Key Features: The retail versions of the kicks feature a pattern-heavy leather and mesh upper and blue Swoosh branding on the sides, heel, and tongue. The friends-and-family Air Max 1 features Parra's signature on the forefoot and a cloud pattern in place of the lateral Swoosh.
Release Date: July 21
Price: Air Max 1 is $150, other items TBC
Editor’s Notes: Nike has confirmed its latest collaboration with Amsterdam-based artist Piet Parra, the creative mind behind some of the most iconic Air Max 1 designs during the silhouette’s heyday in the mid-to-late ’00s. Now, eight years after his last Nike collaboration, we’re finally getting a brand new Parra x Nike design.
According to the Swoosh, fans can expect three drops from the artist, a reimagined Air Max 1, Zoom Spiridon, and a tracksuit. All three items feature Parra's multicolored and multi-pattern designs. A friends-and-family version of the Air Max 1 is also part of the pack but — as the name suggests — won’t be available to the general public.
“In some weird way, I feel freer now than earlier in my career,” said Parra in Nike’s announcement of the collab.
The design stays true to the artist's fun style, opting for a mix of stripes, polka dots, and graphics to create a patchwork-like upper. Both shoes carry a blue Swoosh alongside pink, blue, orange, and white accents across the upper and midsole. The friends-and-family version removes the Swoosh.
In addition to the sneakers, Parra's bright aesthetic will also be featured on the matching track jacket.
All three items in the Parra x Nike pack will launch on July 21 at Nike.
Check out the list of global stockists below, which we’ll keep updated ahead of the July 21 release.
SSENSE (TBC) Noirfonce Nordstrom (TBC)
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